‘Wonder Rocket’ Santhosh set to soar to great heights in hockey


Star in the making: N. Santhosh (left), who scored 19 goals in eight matches for champions Selangor Star, posing with teammate S. Shamalan after winning the National Tamil Schools Championships title yesterday.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC)’s attempt of identifying future talents through the National Tamil Schools Championships may have worked as they have found a gem in Selangor’s N. Santhosh yesterday.

Santhosh led the way for Selangor Star to the boys’ crown with a 3-0 win over Penang and the 11-year-old striker who hails from Ladang Rinching, Semenyih scored a breathtaking 19 goals in just eight games in the tournament to showcase his talent at the National Hockey Stadium.

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