Good news come in threes – and pairs – for Najmi

  • Hockey
  • Wednesday, 08 Apr 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Some say good things come in threes. Others say they come in pairs.

Either way, national hockey defender Mohd Najmi Farizal Jazlan will agree.

The Kangor-born player has just helped Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) bag a treble in the Malaysia Hockey League, winning the Charity Shield, league title and overall Cup.

Now, his wife Noor Izzati Bashirah is expecting twins. The bundles of joy are due at the end of this month or early May.

Najmi, who turned 25 on April 4, has two children, three-year-old daughter Noor Aisyah Alisa and 10-month-old son Mohd Ali.

Najmi, who made his international debut in the Asian Champions Trophy in Kuantan in 2016, said it was exciting and happy knowing that his wife was expecting twins.

“We are thankful to God as we never expected to be blessed with twins.

“My wife and I love to have a big family.

“I am praying my wife will give birth to healthy twins,” said Najmi, who is pursuing a degree in Bahasa and Communication at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

“I used to travel every week from my university hostel in Serdang to Sungai Petani to be with my family. But since the movement control order (MCO), I have been with my family in Sungai Petani.

“I am also doing my studies online,” said Najmi.

“This year has been a good one for me.

“I have done well in hockey to help my team UniKL bag a treble for the first time in the MHL.

“It was a great achievement for UniKL as we are now the dominant team in the league and want to continue to do so in years to come.

“I am also happy I have been called up for national training since early March,” said Najmi, who helped Malaysia win the indoor hockey gold in the Philippines SEA Games last December.

Najmi said he has represented Malaysia 100 times since 2016, but has yet to feature in a World Cup or Olympics.

“My dream is to play in the World Cup in 2023 in India and also the Olympics in Paris in 2024.

“But for now, I am looking forward to playing for Malaysia in the six-nation Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, now scheduled for Sept 27-Oct 3,” said Najmi.
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