Malaysia off to good start in AFF Cup with victory over Cambodia


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia made a winning start in the Under-19 Asean Football Federation (AFF) Cup with a 2-1 win over Cambodia.

The boys took the lead in the 13th minute through striker Najmudin Akmal Kamal Akmal in their Group B match at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Jakarta yesterday.

The team, coached by Hassan Sazali Waras, extended their advantage through Selangor midfielder Haiqal Haqeemi Hairi in the 30th minute. Johor Darul Ta’zim defender Adam Farhan had a great chance to make it three but saw his shot hit the post. Cambodia scored their goal through Chanvibol Davit in the 56th minute.

Malaysia are currently second in the group with Laos on top on better goal difference, having beaten Timor Leste 2-0 earlier.

Malaysia will next meet Singapore, who lost 0-1 to Cambodia, tomorrow before taking on Timor Leste (July 9) and Laos (July 11).

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