Unearthing football talents in Selangor

  • Community Sports
  • Monday, 05 Nov 2018

Ikmal (second from right) and Emran (right) greeting some of the players.

THE 31st edition of the Raja Muda Selangor Cup Football Championship was held at SK Seksyen 24 to uncover new Under-12 football future talents in Selangor.

Organising chairman Datuk Emran Kadir said the Raja Muda Selangor Cup Championship was the brainchild of the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

“The main goal of the tournament is to scout for young talents at the grass-roots level and groom them to attain better football skills.

“Potential players will be identified and recruited by sports school in Selangor to undergo proper training and guidance accordingly,” he said.

The football tourney maintains a total of 576 players from 32 teams, of which 20 primary schools represent the Petaling Perdana district education office, and 12 from the Petaling Utama district education office.

The 32 teams are divided into eight groups through a balloting process.

A SRAI Seksyen 19 player (in red jersey) trying to dribble past SK Seksyen 24 players (in orange jersey).

The matches will take place in a league format where the top two teams from each group will qualify for the second round, for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.

The final match will be held on Nov 15.

Sponsored by Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Bhd (Perangsang Selangor) for the sixth consecutive year to the tune of RM100,000, the tourney is part of Perangsang Selangor’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative under the Selangor Sports Stimulus (RSS) programme.

It is also aimed at providing a football development platform where talented young players are given the opportunity to be part of the junior and youth squad in Selangor.

The champion of the Raja Muda Selangor Cup will receive a cash prize of RM4,000, a trophy, medal and certificate, while the runner-up will be given RM3,000, and the third and fourth placing, RM2,000 and RM1,000 respectively, with medals and certificates.

In addition, eight teams that qualify for the quarter-finals will receive a jersey sponsored by Selangor Perangsang.

Players and coaches of SK Sekysen 24 posing for a group photo with their trophies and medals.

In the opening match of the Charity Cup, SK Seksyen 24 defeated last year’s champion Sekolah Rendah Agama Integrasi (SRAI) Seksyen 19 1-0.

The only goal of the game was scored by Muhammad Muhaimin Ahmad Khairi in the 32nd minute of the second half.

Peransang Selangor board member Datuk Ikmal Hijaz Hashim distributed the prizes to the winners.

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