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Published: Wednesday August 13, 2014 MYT 9:29:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday August 13, 2014 MYT 9:32:09 PM

KLHA president George Koshy calls it quits

George Koshy (left) has stepped down as the KLHA president after he was removed as the national team's team manager. - filepic

George Koshy (left) has stepped down as the KLHA president after he was removed as the national team's team manager. - filepic

PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur Hockey Association (KLHA) were dealt a major blow with the resignation of their president George Koshy.

The surprise decision by Koshy, who had served for six years, comes in the wake of the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) council’s move to replace him as team manager to the Incheon Asian Games in September.

Koshy when contacted on Wednesday confirmed he has stepped down as the president.

“My work commitments have been increasing and I cannot find the time to devote to my duties with the KLHA,” said Koshy.

“I had already informed them numerous times that I do not intend to seek re-election in the forthcoming AGM next year. This will give them time to find someone else to take over the mantle.”

When asked if his decision had anything to do with the MHC’s decision to replace him, Koshy said that they have in fact taken a load off his shoulders.

“I had my ups and downs with the national team since being the manager in 2009. I enjoyed every moment and very happy we finally made the World Cup. But I guess playing in the Olympics during my term was not meant to be.

“I wish them well in the forthcoming Asian Games”.

Koshy is adamant that he wants to leave even if the KLHA council reject his resignation.

“My time is up. Let someone else take KL hockey to greater heights.”

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