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Wednesday January 15, 2014 MYT 7:54:00 PM
Wednesday January 15, 2014 MYT 7:56:00 PM
LANGKAWI: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has expressed support for a proposal to have the Harimau Muda A (Under-23) boys compete in the Queensland State League (Second Division) in Australia.
He said that this was one way of providing greater exposure to the squad and that it could be seen as an investment for the development of Malaysian football.
“We are confident coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee has the right plan to help in the development of the squad by giving them the exposure in the Queensland League,” he told reporters after the Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) event on Tuesday.
Khairy said that the Harimau Muda A team would also gain from the physical aspect.
Last Saturday, Khairy announced that his ministry will partly fund the Harimau Muda A’s Australian adventure, which is estimated to cost the ministry about RM2mil.
He also said that the Harimau Muda B (Under-21) and Harimau Muda C (Under-19) squads would be sent to Singapore and Slovakia respectively to gain exposure.
The ministry has also lined up a special development programmes for women to venture into football. — Bernama
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