Kenny says players should own up if they fail


KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) secretary Datuk Kenny Goh wants the national shuttlers to instil a sense of accountability in them to make Malaysian badminton great again.

More often than not, the management and coaches are subjected to scrutiny following the shuttlers’ uninspiring form.

Kenny stressed that the players too should own up for their failure.

“From the management’s perspective, I believe we have done our part,” said Kenny.

“We have provided our players with the best support services and rewarded them aptly too.

“Despite our coffers being badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic over the last two years, we did not cut the players’ salaries and still gave them good bonuses.

“Even then, they still could not perform. Shouldn’t the players be held responsible too?

“The players are akin to employees of a company. They have to live up to a certain level that are expected of them, and if they fail, they should be held accountable.

“Ultimately, everyone needs to be held accountable, from the management to the coaches and also the players. Everyone has a role to play.”

Following the coaching set-up revamp on Tuesday which saw the structure being streamlined to just two departments led by two coaching directors, Wong Choong Hann (singles) and Rexy Mainaky (doubles), the BAM are expected to trim the number of players and coaches by end of next month.

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