BUDDING football talents at Multimedia University (MMU) have been given a boost with the varsity’s collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur Football Association (KLFA).
Following the recent inking of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) – a first for the varsity with a football association – the MMU players are set to strengthen their development in sports, according to a press release dated Sept 5.
Expressing his excitement about the collaboration, MMU president Prof Datuk Dr Mazliham Mohd Su’ud said it is also an opportunity to enhance the skills of the varsity’s players for the IPT Football League organised by the Higher Education Ministry.
“It is our hope that MMU football players will receive intensive training that will help us to emerge as the first private university that is crowned champion in the league,” he said at the MoU signing ceremony held at the varsity’s Cyberjaya campus on Sept 4.The MMU football team secured the sixth position in Division 1 of the IPT Football League from October 2022 to February 2023 – an improvement from its previous ninth position in the league.
Currently, two MMU students are playing in the KL City Youth Cup, and three more students have been selected to participate in the KL City President’s Cup, Prof Mazliham added.
As part of the agreement, the KLFA players will be given the opportunity to pursue various tertiary programmes at the varsity.
KLFA vice president Syed Yazid Syed Omar said the association is eager to share its expertise, especially in terms of coaching, fitness, physiotherapy and tactical gameplay, to help the MMU team excel in football championships.“This collaboration will benefit both parties, whether in student development or the advancement of the country’s sports,” he added.
Also present at the signing ceremony were MMU Student Experience, Entrepreneurship and Development (Seed) vice president Prof Dr Wong Eng Kiong and KLFA secretary Nokman Mustaffa.