PETALING JAYA: Former international Khalid Jamlus is adamant to get back on his feet.
In July, the mercurial player, who had suffered hardship, wanted to sell his prized Golden Boot which he won in 2002 for RM10,500.
The former Perak and Selangor player went through bad times after he lost his coaching job with Police and his business ventures failed.
However, Khalid, who is known for his hard work during his playing days, has refused to give up and is starting another business venture.
“When I was still playing, I opened a restaurant in 2005 but it did not work out and I had to close it down, “ said the 43-year-old, who also had a stint with Kelantan in his 14-year professional career.
“After my playing days, I started a transport business but that also failed.
“To support my family, I did some coaching jobs and dabbled in some small businesses.
“Now, I’m banking that my latest business will be successful. I’m now selling marinated goat meat called Khazat. I’m also selling energy drink and apparel which can be bought at www.monyok.com.”
His Golden Boot has been bought by the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah on Monday and will be displayed at the Istana Alam Shah’s Selangor Football Gallery in Klang.
Khalid donned the Harimau Malaya jersey 25 times and scored 10 goals from 1998 to 2005. At his peak, he even went on trials with Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt in 2002.
An illustrious figure in Perak, he helped his state to the then Premier League 1 title in 2003 and 2004, the FA Cup in 2004 and the Malaysia Cup in 2000.
He was also successful at Selangor, winning the treble – Premier League, FA Cup and Malaysia Cup – in 2005.
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