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Double whammy


The Malaysian players (in yellow) looking dejected after their 2-0 loss to Japan in the AFC Under-16 Championship Group A match at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday. Malaysia finished bottom of the group and failed to qualify for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup next year. The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have sacked the team’s head coach Lim Teong Kim with immediate effect. Safirul Azli Abu Bakar, CEO of the National Football Development Programme (NFDP) – the body responsible for developing the team – has tendered his resignation. — Bernama

The Malaysian players (in yellow) looking dejected after their 2-0 loss to Japan in the AFC Under-16 Championship Group A match at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday. Malaysia finished bottom of the group and failed to qualify for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup next year. The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have sacked the team’s head coach Lim Teong Kim with immediate effect. Safirul Azli Abu Bakar, CEO of the National Football Development Programme (NFDP) – the body responsible for developing the team – has tendered his resignation. — Bernama

PETALING JAYA: One has been given the boot while another has given his resignation letter.

National Football Development Programme (NFDP) head coach Lim Teong Kim, who was paid RM175,000 a month, has been sacked by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) following the failure of the national Under-16 team to qualify for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup next year.

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