PETALING JAYA: It’s now just baby steps for national football team skipper Mohd Aidil Zafuan Abdul Razak but he has no complaints.
The Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) said it was good to start football training despite the non-contact conditions after three months of inactivity.
“The decision to restart training is a positive one for the M-league teams and also the national team. This will keep the players fit before the national call-up for the World Cup qualifying matches, ” said the 32-year-old centreback.
Malaysia are due to face the United Arab Emirates on Oct 8 in Abu Dhabi.
JDT received their approval to resume training from the Malaysian Football League (MFL) and conducted their first session at the Padang Seri Gelam on Thursday.
“I hope the M-League footballers will be able to follow the SOP which is designed to safeguard our health. We don’t want to create a cluster among footballers, ” said the Seremban-born player.
“We footballers have a collective responsibility to stop the Covid-19 from spreading and affecting the M-League and also our families. I believe if we all keep our discipline, we can get the green light to have full training soon.
“Our first training session went well although we had to follow the regulation which includes social distancing. It felt great to train with teammates again but we have to keep in mind the SOPs.”