Ismail: Public losing patience with Malaysian football


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  • Sunday, 01 Feb 2009

JOHOR BARU: The public is losing patience with Malaysian football because of its lack of success.

Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is one of them. That’s why he has embarked on a mission to save Malaysian football from falling further into the abyss.

Ismail said he would be talking to some ex-internationals on Feb 4 to get their views and input on how to revive Malaysia’s footballing fortunes. He added their opinion would form part of his Ministry’s recommendation on how to put Malaysian football back on the right path.

“I believe all of us are getting a bit impatient with the state of Malaysian football. I can understand their sentiments,” he said on the sidelines of the launch of the Johor Baru Rakan Muda Cybercentre at the Youth and Sports Complex here yesterday.

Malaysian football has been in the news for all the wrong reasons again, especially in the wake of the 5-0 drubbing at the hands of the United Arab Emirates in the Asian Cup qualifying recently.

“There are so many factors we need to address. Maybe come Feb 4, I will be able to provide some solutions,” said Ismail. — Bernama

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