Home > Sport > Football
Wednesday May 28, 2014 MYT 6:03:00 PM
Wednesday May 28, 2014 MYT 6:04:23 PM
by k. rajan
Federal Territories' Mohd Amin Asraf Yaakob (right) dribbling the ball past Selangor's Muhammad Hafiz Mohd Johar during their Sukma group match on May 28, 2014. FT won 3-1.
KANGAR: Federal Territories (FT) striker Mohd Amin Asraf Yaakob’s decision to follow his father Yaakob Hussin’s advice seems to be paying off as the teenager’s career is blooming.
Amin, who used to compete in badminton and football in the the Kuala Lumpur Schools Sports Council (MSSKL) meets, opted to focus on football after having a talk with his police officer father.
On Wednesday, the 19-year-old struck his fourth goal for FT in the 3-1 win over Selangor in their Sukma Group C competition to confirm their berth in the quarter-finals.
Mohd Farhan Ab Hamid opened the scoring in the 44th minute before Amin bagged a brace in the 50th and 90th minutes to kill off Selangor, who reduced the deficit through R. Thivagar in the 81st minute.
Amin said that his father, who used to compete in track and field events with the police force, felt that he would be a better footballer than a shuttler.
“I was representing my district in the MSSKL in badminton and football and loved both sports ... but my father felt that I was better suited to play football, so I followed his advice,” said Amin, who also plays for Kuala Lumpur in the FAM League.
“My father is my biggest motivator ... he always pushes me to do my best. I’m doing well in football, so I think I have picked the right sport and I’m grateful for my father’s advice.”
Amin also said that he has set his eye on the competition’s Golden Boot award and hopes to play a key role in helping FT land the Sukma gold medal.
“I think I’m peaking at the right time here. I’m very confident of my abilities and I just need to make sure that I convert the chances that I get,” said the Tengku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI) student.
Tags / Keywords:
football, Sukma, Malaysia Games, Mohd Amin Asraf Yaakob
Pahang fuming over loss of AFC Cup slot
Malaysia Cup: Last hurrah for Fandi’s Lions on Saturday?
Lions XII to exit M-League after season ends
Pahang virtually in Malaysia Cup semis with big win over Lions
Malaysia Cup: Bring JDT on, says Felda coach
Wolfsburg surge to the top after crucial win in Moscow
Man United pay tribute on anniversary of Best's death
Mandzukic answers critics to send Juve into last 16
PSG to sport 'JE SUIS PARIS' on shirts for Paris victims
City must believe they can win the Champions League - Hart
Five reasons Malaysia is a top talent destination
PDC employees full of Deepavali cheer
New twist in feud over Kevin’s remains
Telltale working on second 'Game of Thrones' instalment
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)