A Spanish touch for Malaysian football

  • Football
  • Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019

PETALING JAYA: A bit of Barcelona, a shot of Real Madrid and bits and pieces from Valencia, Atletico and Villareal.

That’s what is in store for the country as Malaysian Football League (MFL) partner the Spanish LaLiga to develop educational programmes and inculcate professionalism in the M-League.

MFL and the LaLiga Business School, in particular, its educational department, will jointly develop sports-related studies to help football professionals, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), M-League clubs and all involved in football from 2020, starting with a sports marketing course on March 27-30.

The collaboration is aimed at imparting theoretical and practical knowledge to locals to enhance professionalism and to help Malaysian football progress.MFL chief executive officer (CEO) Kevin Ramalingam (pic) said the partnership would benefit MFL and the M-League, particularly in educating football administrators.

“This initiative enables us to deal directly with La Liga to develop our football industry, ” said Kevin after signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Wisma FAM yesterday.

“MFL will not only be able to assist on pitch management of the teams now but also in team management as well.”

“There are a number of modules and we are planning to have one every three months.

“We will start with marketing in March and we see what’s needed for the June module.”

LaLiga Business School is a LaLiga educational department established to train talents in the sports industry sector and assist in sharing expertise in sports management.

Mexico, Egypt and Colombia are already partnering LaLiga under the programme.

LaLiga Business School director Jose Moya said they are glad to partner and contribute to the development of the M-League.

“We are pleased to contribute not just with our knowledge but also that of our professionals who are already here in Malaysia.

“This agreement highlights LaLiga’s commitment to the development of professional football at international level and to world-class training and education, ” said Moya.

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