Their latest move in appointing Ong Kim Swee as coach of the national senior team appears to show a lack of imagination and even a fatalistic Buy FIFA Coins tendency. We have seen his achievements as Under-23 coach, but with all due respect, how much more can Ong do? Avoid a 10-0 defeat by keeping the scoreline at 5-0? National football officials should look out of the cage and beyond M-League personalities because Malaysian football needs a new culture altogether.
Three candidates were shortlisted, the all too familiar faces from the local scene. Nobody else? No money? Then forget about bringing new hope. Look at history. Look at the performance graph when big names took charge — German Dettmar Cramer in the mid-1960s, Englishmen Harold Hassall and Dave MacLaren in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Karl Weigang another German in the early 1980s and Czech Josef Venglos in the mid-1980s. It is not a question of simply glorifying foreigners. It is about being serious and adventurous enough to get out of the rut.The writer is former NST group editorPenang striker's 'physics-defying' goal now famous worldwide [VIDEO] | New Straits Times | Malaysia General Business Sports and Lifestyle News
KUALA LUMPUR: A miracle goal by Penang football player Mohd Faiz Subri during the Super League clash between Penang and Pahang last night has taken the Internet by storm.Faiz scored the goal in the 62nd minute when the football went in one direction, swerving from left to right before miraculously landing in the top corner of the net.Footage of the outrageous free kick went viral on social media, with football fans claiming the goal has made the 28-year-old an immediate contender for the 2016 Puskas Award.
Netizens compared the stunning freekick to that of Roberto Carlos's famous strike for Brazil against France in the Tournoi de France in 1997.The match took place at FIFA Mobile Coins the Stadium Bandaraya Pulau Pinang, with Penang scoring 4-1 against Pahang.Independent UK, in its article described the free kick as a goal that “appeared to defy physics.”It said Faiz would be in contention for the award that recognises the best goal of the year thanks to his incredible free-kick.