KUALA LUMPUR: The national football team departed for Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the Malaysia Airlines charter flight with one mission – to roar the loudest in the second round of the 2022 World Cup-2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers.
Malaysia Airlines is the official flight partner of the Harimau Malaya squad in collaboration with the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).
Forty five players and team officials, including FAM president Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin left yesterday.
“Malaysia Airlines’ commitment and support for the national squad is beyond question. Moreover, the cooperation between the two parties has been established since 2018, ” said Hamidin said in a FAM statement.
Harimau Malaya, coached by Tan Cheng Hoe, will face Kuwait in Dubai and Bahrain in Manama on May 23 and 28 respectively in friendly matches before continuing the remainder of their Group G qualifying campaign against the UAE on June 3, Vietnam (June 11) and Thailand on June 15. — Bernama.