Veteran sports administrator Datuk Sieh Kok Chi says national associations should stand on their own and be made responsible for their sports instead of waiting for handouts from the National Sports Council.
Infighting, self-absorbed ambitions and often drunk in their own egos, calls to crack the whip should extend to sports officials across the board – from the national sports associations to the National Sports Council – who contributed to the false hopes at the recent 30th SEA Games in the Philippines.
National Under-22 coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee has been branded a ‘failure’ by some after his footballers crashed out early in the 2019 SEA Games but what’s next for the national team?
Veteran sports administrator Datuk Sieh Kok Chi believes the inclusion of several sports and disciplines and exclusion of others will help host Philippines be overall champions while Malaysia will be happy with fourth placing.
Veteran sports leader Datuk Sieh Kok Chi believes a fourth-place finish with 10-15 per cent of the gold medals can be deemed satisfactory for Malaysia at this year’s Philippines SEA Games.