Kelab Bola Sepak DNA Faisal a model to uncover new talents

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Kelab Bola Sepak DNA Faisal Halim will be used as a model for other local football clubs in Penang in efforts to highlight more young potential talents, thereby producing more ‘’Faisal Halims.’’

Penang Deputy Chief Minister 1, Datuk Dr Mohamad Abdul Hamid said that these efforts will begin soon by implementing the club’s modules and programmes across every district in the state.

He said that this is to raise awareness and provide exposure for more young people, while also uncovering new talents that will not only shine in state-level football but also nationally and globally.

“I understand that this club were established 10 years ago by former Penanti assemblyman, Datuk Dr Norlela Ariffin. Faisal Halim, who is now a national player, also started his training here under the Kelab Bola Sepak DNA, now known as Kelab Bola Sepak DNA Faisal Halim.

“Today, the club have almost 200 members consisting of talented young individuals. The State Government, under the sports portfolio, is always focused on the development of football,” he said when met after officiating a football clinic and thanksgiving feast for Faisal in Mengkuang Titi here yesterday, which was also attended by the national player’s father, Abdul Halim Saad.

Mohamad also prayed for Faisal’s recovery, who is currently placed in a secret location for rehabilitation. He urged all parties to stop all forms of violence, including in football.

On May 5, Faisal, who hails from Mengkuang Titi, suffered fourth-degree burns after being splashed with acid by an unknown individual at a shopping mall in Damansara, Petaling Jaya. – Bernama

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