Oct 28, 2012

Lapan pemain Telupid sertai ujian pemilihan fasa akhir skuad Liga Simpanan Sabah

James Leong
28 Okt 2012


Telupid: Lapan pemain bolasepak dari daerah ini berpeluang menyertai sesi pemilihan akhir skuad Liga Simpanan Sabah yang akan diadakan di Kota Kinabalu bulan depan.

Mereka telah terpilih setelah melepasi sesi pemilihan peringkat daerah Telupid yang diadakan Khamis lepas di Padang Majlis Daerah Telupid.

Sesi pemilihan ini dikendalikan sendiri oleh ketua jurulatih Liga Simpanan Sabah, Justin Ganai dan dibantu oleh Matasan Ahmad.

Menurut penyelaras sesi pemiliha di Telupid, Leprus Esuvas Giswa pemain yang terpilih adalah Jicky John, Fread Filemon Siah, Bryn Kenneth Arrifin, Billy Dolientie, Dinison Mathew, Earven Witty Ugap dan Liberti Martinus.

Katanya sesi pemilihan itu mendapat sambutan menggalakkan dengan ramai pemain 21 tahun ke bawah yang hadir datang dari Telupid, Tongod, Pamol, Ulu Sapi, Semundoh, Entilibon dan Pinangah.

Beliau berkata sesi pemilihan itu dianjurkan bersama Persatuan Bolasepak Sabah (SAFA) dan Persatuan Bolasepak KadazanDusun dan Murut Sabah bagi memberi peluang kepada anak muda dari pedalaman ini untuk mempamerkan bakat yang mereka ada.

Leprus meminta mereka yang terpilih terus berlatih sebagai persiapan ujian pemilihan akhir nanti.

Sementara itu, Naib Presiden Persatuan Bolasepak KadazanDusun dan Murut Sabah, Tommy Amir berbangga dengan sambutan yang menggalakkan dari pemain muda.

Katanya sesi pemilihan itu memberi peluang dan pengalaman kepada pemain dari sekitar Telupid, Beluran, Sugut dan Tongod untuk menimba pengalaman menyertai sesi pemilihan awal untuk pasukan Liga Simpanan negeri.

Beliau juga mengucapkan tahniah kepada pemain yang terpilih untuk ke sesi pemilihan fasa akhir dan menasihatkan mereka mempersiapkan diri dengan latihan serta meningkatkan kemahiran mereka.

sumber berita:
New Sabah Times

Cerita Liga Malaysia 2013

Sekilas pandang format Liga Malaysia 2013

Lampu limpah
Lampu limpah stadium perlu bercahaya 1,000 lux untuk musim 2013 dan 2014 sebelum dinaikkan lagi tahap pencerahan sebanyak 200 lux lagi buat musim 2015 dan 2016.

Deposit
Liga Super - RM3 Juta setiap pasukan
Liga Perdana - RM2 juta setiap pasukan
Liga FAM - RM500 ribu setiap pasukan

Lesen jurulatih
Bagi musim 2013, penolong jurulatih mestilah mempunyai lesen "A".

Piala Malaysia
Jawatankuasa Pertandingan Tempatan FAM sebulat suara bersetuju untuk mengekalkan penyertaan 16 pasukan untuk Piala Malaysia 2013. Sepuluh (10) pasukan teratas Liga Super dan empat (4) pasukan dari Liga Premier akan layak secara automatik ke Piala Malaysia. Perlawanan playoff antara pasukan tangga ke-11 Liga Super akan berdepan dengan pasukan tangga ke-6 Liga Premier, manakala pasukan tangga ke-12 Liga Super akan bertemu dengan pasukan tangga ke-5 Liga Premier bakal mengisi dua tempat lagi.

Liga Super
Jumlah pasukan yang bertanding dalam Liga Super bagi musim 2013 adalah 12 pasukan termasuk pasukan jemputan Singapore Lions XII.

Senarai pasukan Liga Super 2013:
1 Kelantan, 2 Lions XII FC, 3 Selangor, 4 Perak, 5 Terengganu, 6 Negeri Sembilan, 7 Selangor PKNS, 8  Terenganu T-Team, 9 Johor FC, 10 Felda United FC, 11 ATM (Juara Liga Premier 2012), 12 Pahang (pemenang playoff)

Liga Perdana
Jumlah pasukan yang bertanding dalam Liga Super bagi musim 2013 adalah 12 pasukan.

Senarai pasukan Liga Perdana 2013:

1 Sarawak (kalah playoff), 2 Sabah (kalah playoff), 3 Kuala Lumpur (turun dari Liga Super), 4 Kedah (kalah playoff), 5 Sime Darby, 6 Johor, 7 PDRM, 8 PP USM, 9 POS Malaysia, 10 Harimau Muda B, 11 NS Betaria, 12 SPA FC
 #MP Muar tarik diri digantikan oleh NS Betaria yang menang playoff menentang UiTM FC.
Pemain import
Kuota pemain import kekal iaitu dua pemain begi setiap pasukan. Namun, pasukan yang layak ke Piala AFC boleh mendaftar empat pemain import.

Pemain import hendaklah bermain sekurang-kurangnya liga divisyen tiga di Eropah dan Amerika, divisyen dua untuk Afrika dan Concacaf dan divisyen satu untuk Asia dan Oceania yang akan di benarkan bermain disini.

FAM juga memutuskan untuk menghapuskan 'cooling period' bagi membolehkan pemain-pemain import yang telah dilepaskan pasukan masing-masing dapat beraksi dalam Liga Malaysia musim 2013.

Pendaftaran pasukan
Tarikh akhir pendaftaran pasukan yang beraksi dalam Liga Malaysia musim 2013 adalah pada 23 November 2012. Jumlah pemain yang boleh didaftarkan oleh setiap pasukan adalah 18 hingga 25 pemain.

Jendela perpindahan
Jendela perpindahan pemain Liga M akan bermula pada 28 Oktober 2012 sehingga 6 Disember 2012. Jendela perpindahan pemain akan dibuka semula pada 8 hingga 22 April, 2013.

sumber info:
malaysiafootball-dimos.blogspot.com

Oct 26, 2012

Benedict Martin: Bakal bersama Sabah musim 2013???

Benedict Martin adalah antara beberapa pemain yang telah menghadiri sesi ujian bersama dengan pasukan Sabah seperti yang telah dilaporkan akhbar tempatan. Mungkin ramai peminat bolasepak tempatan (Sabah) kurang mengenali pemain ini atau mungkin tidak pernah mendengar nama ini dalam kancah Liga Malaysia.

Sebelum mengenali pemain ini lebih lanjut, kita lihat sedikit info mengenai pemain ini.

Asal: Sarawak
Tarikh Lahir: 17 Julai 1987Umur: 25 Tahun
Tinggi: 175cm
Posisi: Pertahanan/Tengah (kaki kiri)
Pasukan terdahulu:
2005-2006: Skuad Sukma Sarawak
2007-2008: Piala Presiden Selangor
2009-2010: Perak FA
2011-2012: Sarawak FA


Pemain kelahiran Miri, Sarawak ini memulakan kerjaya bolasepaknya bersama skuad Sukma dan Piala Presiden Sarawak di musim 2005 dan 2006 sebelum berhijrah ke Selangor atas sebab melanjutkan pelajaran di UITM. Beliau bermain dua musim bersama skuad Liga Presiden Selangor dan membantu pasukan itu muncul juara Piala Presiden pada musim 2008. Malangnya, nama beliau 'tercicir' secara teknikal dalam skuad Selangor untuk saingan Liga Malaysia 2009 sebelum disambar oleh pasukan Perak. Selepas hanya dua musim bersama pasukan Perak, Benedict kembali ke pasukan negeri asal beliau, Sarawak FA dan membantu pasukan tersebut muncul naib juara Liga Perdana 2011 serta tempat ke Liga Super 2012. Menariknya, Benedict dikhabarkan pernah terpilih dalam skuad kebangsaan bawah 20 tahun. Musim lalu di Sarawak, Benedict adalah antara pemain yang sering mendapat tempat dalam kesebelasan utama oleh jurulatih, Robert Alberts dan bermain di posisi sayap kiri.

Satu keistimewaan yang ada pada pemain ini adalah memiliki kepakaran dalam sepakan percuma atau situasi "dead ball".

"Pemain kidal yang membahasakan dirinya sebagai Ben ini mula menjadi perhatian peminat bolasepak Perak apabila beberapa kali menjaringkan gol melalui sepakan percuma yang menarik serta membantu rakan-rakan lain menghasilkan gol sewaktu sesi perlawanan persahabatan Perak yang lalu."
Petikan - www.seladang.net


Kita ikuti komen dari seorang peminat Perak di laman web seladang.net mengenai Benedict martin ketika beliau bersama dengan pasukan tersebut.



Selain daripada kepakaran dalam sepakan percuma, pemain ini dikhabarkan memiliki corak permainan yang tenang. Beliau juga pernah mendapat reaksi positif dari jurulatih Sarawak, Robert Alberts dalam perlawanan pertama beliau di bawah kendalian jurulatih tersebut.

"Alberts was impressed with Benedict whom he described as strong, speedy and had a good understanding of the game."
thestar.com - April 10, 2011


Dengan pemergian pemain pertahanan kiri Sabah, Ronny Harun yang dikhabarkan akan bersama dengan Sarawak FA musim depan, adakah Benedict Martin akan menjadi pengganti?

Kita tunggu dan lihat.

Sumber info:
Wikipedia, seladang.net, sarawakfootball.com 

Oct 25, 2012

Sabah FA lining up six new signings to beef up squad

Kota Kinabalu: The Sabah Premier League football team is starting to take shape with the State body likely to wrap up deals with at least six players from the peninsula this weekend.

According to Sabah Football Association Secretary General Alijus Sipil, team manager Yahya Kassim has been given the mandate during a meeting held on Tuesday to seal the deal with the players that were identified by the team management to beef up the squad for their campaign next season.

He said the players concerned had already being approached earlier but four have yet to agree on their terms while the other two had more or less confirmed.

"We could not disclose their names as yet but we are definitely talking to two defenders, two goalkeepers and two strikers and I can disclose that the two who have agreed to join the team verbally are both strikers."

It is most likely one of them is Khairul Izuan Khalid who played for T-Team last season and who arrived here last week.

He played in three friendlies and has showed some deft touches to net in three goals so far.

Former Scottish league outfit Dundee captain and ex-Arsenal defender Rhys David Weston's chance to don the State colours next season is almost a done deal.

Barring any unforeseen circumstances he will likely fly in next week to join the team.

Alijus also hinted that an Ivory Coast top hitman may also come for a trial to fill in the other foreign imports' quota.

He added that there will be an open trial for all players both locals and imports to be held here from Nov 9-10 but the venue is yet to be decided as the Likas Stadium is under renovation at the moment.

Meanwhile, Alijus said the full list of the 2013 State squad will be announced on November 15 and the official signing ceremony will be held a day or two later.

Oct 24, 2012

Azizon leaves with a heavy heart

Kota Kinabalu: Goalkeeper Azizon Abd Kadir admitted he left the State with a heavy heart as he and his family flew back to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday evening.

The Perak-born custodian was one of the 15 players whose contracts were not renewed by the Sabah Football Association after three years with the team.

After his final coaching session with the Tabs junior players at the Likas Stadium on Sunday morning he told Express Sports that he was rather disappointed that he was unable to help Sabah avoid the drop at the just concluded season.

"It was just unfortunate that I could not do more for the team but I wish the team all the best and hope they will do well next season."

He admitted that the past one-year had been the lowest point in his career when he was relegated to the bench by the coaches for the most part of the season.

"I must say the first year was one of the highlights in my career when the team won promotion to the Super League."

He said he owed a lot to goalkeeper coach Awal Taham and Jasrih Jabirin for their help and advice in his training as well as on coaching the young kids. He also said he had a wonderful relationship with the Sabah FA.

"I have no ill feeling towards them. The management and staff had been wonderful and I thank them for their support throughout my stay here."

He said he will be going back to Kuala Lumpur to look for a new team and it will most likely to be another Premier League outfit.

Meanwhile, Jasrih who was the goalkeeper coach for Azizon in the 2010 season praised the former international for his professionalism both on and off the field.

"Azizon is the most professional individual I had the pleasure to work with.

To me he is the best goalkeeper the State has had for a long time with his undoubted skill and discipline."

"His record speaks loudly with him being awarded the best goalkeeper in the Premier League after helping Sabah win promotion in his first season."

He described Azizon as a very humble guy and always willing to go down to the field to help out the kids without any reward and kept himself occupied even when he was dropped from the team during the season.

"The kids and their parents in Tabs all felt sad and some of them even cried when they learnt about his departure and I am sure the State team are going to miss him too."

News source:
Daily expres

Oct 22, 2012

Mafry on cloud nine

Mafry with Bojan Hodak
22nd October, 2012

KOTA KINABALU: Outgoing Sabah’s utility player Mafry Balang is on cloud nine after winning his first ever major medal in his football career.

The Kg Long Pasia, Sipitang-born player, was part of the Kelantan side that edged Armed Forces 3-2 in extra time, to lift the prestigious Malaysia Cup crown on Saturday.

Mafry, 28, who was one of the 14 players, including two foreign imports, to be dropped from the Sabah team as the Sabah FA attempts to rebuild a squad for the future, came on in the second half and did his part in the victory over his former team – the Armed Forces (ATM) – at the packed Shah Alam Stadium.

Oct 21, 2012

Kelantan FA juara Piala Malaysia 2012

KELANTAN membuktikan kehebatan sebagai gergasi Pantai Timur apabila mencatat kejuaraan treble musim ini dengan merangkul Piala Malaysia 2012 setelah menewaskan Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) 3-2 di Stadium Shah Alam, malam ini.

Sebelum ini, Kelantan menjuarai Liga Super dan Piala FA. Pencapaian Kelantan ini kali terakhir dilakukan oleh Kedah selama dua musim berturut-turut pada 2007 dan 2008.

Indra Putra Mahayuddin menjadi wira pasukan Kelantan apabila menjaringkan gol kemenangan sekali gus memastikan Piala Malaysia menjadi milik The Red Warriors setelah hampa pada tahun lepas.

Kelantan, juara Piala Malaysia 2010, tiga kali mendahului ATM sebelum wisel penamat masa tambahan.

Tahun lalu, Kelantan kalah Negeri Sembilan.

Dalam perlawanan malam ini, ATM  hampir mendapatkan jaringan awal pada babak awal perlawanan menerusi pemain pertahanannya bagaimanapun, sepakannya tersasar.

ATM sekali lagi hampir menjaringkan gol tetapi percubaan Kaptennya, Hairuddin Omar berjaya dikekang oleh pertahanan Kelantan.

Kelantan terus mengatur strategi dan melakukan serangan, namun percubaan Muhammad Afiq Azmi berjaya ditepis oleh Mohd Farizal Harun pada minit keenam.

Pada minit ke-12, Kelantan sekali lagi hampir mendahului lawan tetapi tendangan Norshahrul Idlan Talaha sedikit melencong ke tepi tiang gol.

Susulan serangan pasukan Kelantan, ATM melakukan serangan balas. Kali ini tandukan Hai-0 sekali lagi melambung tinggi pada minit ke-13.

Kelantan mula menemui rentak permainan apabila terus melakukan serangan diketuai Kaptennya, Mohd Badhri Radzi.

Begitupun, serangan menerusi Indra Putra dan Afiq terus gagal membolosi gawang lawan apabila berjaya didakap oleh Farizal Harun.

Keghairahan Kelantan dalam memburu gol pertama akhirnya tertunai apabila rembatan kencang NorShahrul Idlan Talaha berjaya menewaskan Farizal Harun pada minit ke-43.

Bersambung babak kedua, tidak sempat Kelantan mengatur rentak permainan, ATM terlebih dahulu menjaringkan gol penyamaan menerusi Rezal Zambery Yahya iaitu minit ke-48.

Selang satu minit kemudian, Kelantan memperkemaskan corak permainan dengan aksi lebih tersusun dan Mat Yo sekali lagi menjadi wira apabila menjaringkan gol kedua.

Kegembiraan Kelantan bagaimanapun tidak bertahan lama, apabila jaringan Marlon Alex James pada minit ke-61 berjaya menyamakan kedudukan, sekali gus menggegarkan stadium dengan sorokan penyokong ATM.

Setelah kedua-dua pasukan terikat 2-2, perlawanan diteruskan di masa tambahan selama 30 minit.

Umpama mendapat semangat dari gol kedua, anak didik B.Sathianathan melancarkan gerakan bertali arus melalui kombinasi pemain Hai-0, Marlon dan Aidil namun berjaya dikekang oleh pertahanan Kelantan.

Sebaliknya, Kelantan yang mendapat sorokan lebih 60,000 penyokong nyata menyuntik semangat dalam diri mereka.

Dengan itu, pada minit kelima masa tambahan, gerakan menarik Indra Putra akhirnya berjaya menewaskan penjaga gol ATM, Farizal Harun sekali gus memadam impian skuad The Army untuk menjulang Piala Malaysia buat julung kali.

Pencapaian anak buah Bojan Hodak mendakap piala keagungan bola sepak tanah air itu kali ini adalah yang kedua selepas kali pertama memenanginya pada 2010 apabila menumpaskan Negeri Sembilan 2-1 di Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil.

Walaupun turun tanpa penyerang import dari Lubnan, Mohamed Ghaddar di jentera serangan, ia tidak sedikit pun menjejaskan asakan pasukan dari Pantai Timur itu bagi menyekat ATM daripada melakar sejarah menjulang piala berprestij itu buat pertama kali.

Berikut kedudukan jaringan:

ATM (2) mln Kelantan (3)

Jaringan ATM:
Rezal Zambery Yahya minit ke-48
Marlon Alex James minit ke-61


Jaringan Kelantan:
Norshahrul Idlan Talaha minit ke-43 dan minit ke-49

Indra Putra minit ke-95

Sumber berita:
Sinarharian.com.my

Oct 17, 2012

Yang terbaik: Mengapa Miroslav Klose dianugerah Fair Play Award?

Germany striker Miroslav Klose has received a fair play award from the German FA after admitting a goal he had scored last month in the Italian league was a handball.

The 34-year-old, who has scored 65 times for Germany in 125 appearances, won the prize after informing the referee a goal he had scored for Lazio against Napoli in Serie A at the end of September had hit his hand first.

After Klose's confession, the referee cancelled the goal as Lazio went on to lose the match 3-0 at Napoli. The German was praised by his opponents on the pitch and later by the Italian media for his honesty.

"The referee asked me if the ball had hit my hand," said Klose, who will play in Germany's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sweden at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Tuesday.

"I admitted it had and, for me, that was the obvious thing to do.There are so many young people who sit in front of the television, that we should set a good example."

Klose also won a similar award in 2005 when playing for Werder Bremen in a Bundesliga match against Bielefeld. After Bremen were awarded a penalty, Klose told the referee that the Bielefeld goalkeeper had the ball first before the striker fell in the area.

The referee reversed his penalty decision and also cancelled the yellow card shown to the goalkeeper.


Watch video below

Oct 16, 2012

Keputusan perlawanan persahabatan Hong Kong vs Malaysia 16 Oktober 2012

Persahabatan Malaysia vs Hong Kong 16/10/12 | Harimau Malaya vs Hong Kong 16 Oct 2012 | Malaysia 3-0 Hong Kong

Venue: Stadium Mong Kok, Hong Kong.
Kick Off: 8.00 p.m

Keputusan Penuh:

Hong Kong (0)

vs

Malaysia (3)
Safee Sali 59'
Safiq Rahim 81'
A. Fakri Saarani 90+1'

Malaysia mencatatkan kemenangan selesa 3-0 menewaskan pasukan tuan rumah, Hong Kong dalam aksi perlawanan persahabatan antarabangsa sebentar tadi di Stadium Mong Kok.

Tiga gol pasukan kebangsaan dijaringkan pada separuh masa kedua selepas separuh masa pertama berakhir terikat tanpa jaringan. Penyerang, Safee Sali menjaringkan gol pertama Malaysia pada minit ke 59 yang bijak melepaskan sepakan kaki kiri menewaskan penjaga gol Hong Kong hasil daripada gerakan S. Kunanlan.

Safiq Rahim yang baru dimasukkan menambah gol kedua negara menerusi sepakan percuma dari luar kotak penalti yang cantik menerjah jaring pada minit ke 81. Gol ketiga skuad kebangsaan hadir pada masa kecederaan menerusi seorang lagi pemain gantian, Ahmad Fakri Saarani yang mudah menampan bola muntah dari penjaga gol yang gagal menangkap kemas bola sepakan percuma Safiq Rahim.

Tamat perlawanan, Malaysia menang 3-0 ke atas Hong Kong.

Oct 12, 2012

Kelantan ke final Piala Malaysia

Kelantan melangkah ke final Piala Malaysia dengan penuh bergaya apabila menewaskan Selangor 2-0 dalam perlawanan sepruh akhir kedua di Std. Shah Alam sebentar tadi. Kemenangan ini membolehkan Kelantan ke final dengan aggregat 3-0 selepas menang 1-0 dalam separuh akhir pertama di Kota Bharu Sabtu lalu.

Dua gol Kelantan dijaringkan oleh pemain import, Mohamed Ghaddar pada minit ke 84 dan Mohd. Badri Radzi pada masa minit-minit akhir permainan. Final Piala Malaysia musim 2012 akan menemukan dua pasukan juara liga iaitu Kelantan, juara Liga Super dengan ATM, juara Liga Perdana.

Oct 10, 2012

Sabah FA likely to rope in ex-Gunner

Kota Kinabalu: Ex-Welsh international defender Rhys David Weston (pic) is most likely to be offered a contract by the Sabah Football Association to fill up one of the two foreign imports quota for the team's challenge in the Premier League next season provided he passes the medical test.

The Arsenal Academy graduate who came here barely a week ago had impressed both players and coaching staff as well as spectators with his commanding ability on the pitch and his skills on the ball.

With his vast experience in the sport, it will be a coup if the Sabah FA managed to get his signature before his departure this Friday.

What really made him stand out from some of the imports the team had over the years was his down to earth attitude.

He wasted no time to mix around with the local players and he also helped out to collect all the markers and balls after the training session as shown on Tuesday at the Likas Stadium despite the heavy downpour.

A feat you hardly see any of the local players do unless they were asked to by the coach.

The central defender, who captained Scottish side Dundee to second place in the 2011-2012 season in the first division admitted to Express Sports that he had never heard of Sabah before he boarded the plane here from London after he received a call from David McCreery.

"I always like to take up a challenge and for me it is a very good opportunity to try something new in this part of the world after more than 400 games as a professional footballer."

Meanwhile, McCreery who was engaged towards the end of the just concluded Super League season was very pleased with the players who are under his care so far.

"The players are all excellent and they always play as a unit, which is very good for team spirit."

The team had played several friendly matches to date featuring many of the President Cup players and they even managed to force a draw with the Brunei national team at their own home ground.

Their next friendly schedule is to travel to the east coast in Lahad Datu and Tawau on Oct 18 where they will play a couple of matches with the local selection.

News source:
Daily Expres 10 Oct 2012

Rhys David Weston..pemain import baru Sabah???

Rhys David Weston, pemain Wales, adalah satu-satunya pemain asing yang dilihat berlatih bersama-sama dengan skuad Sabahawks ketika ini.

Sedikit info mengenai Rhys David Weston:

Asal: Lahir di England tetapi bermain untuk Wales
Umur: 31 tahun
Posisi: Pertahanan
Tinggi: 1.83m
Karier remaja: Akademi bolasepak Arsenal

Karier senior
Arsenal: 1999-2000 (1)
Cardiff City: 2000-2005 (182)
Viking: 2006 (1)
Port Vale: 2007 (15)
Walsall: 2007-2010 (102)
Dundee: 2010-2012 (55)
KR Reykjavík: 2012 (10)

Karier antarabangsa
Wales U-21: 2000-2001 (4)
Wales: 2000-2005 (7) 

*penampilan dalam kurungan 

Adakah beliau bakal mengisi kuota dua pemain import Sabah di Liga Perdana musim 2013?

Sama-sama kita nantikan.

Oct 9, 2012

Keputusan undian kumpulan kelayakan Piala Asia (AFC) 2015

Undian kumpulan pusingan kelayakan Piala Asia (AFC) 2015

Undian kumpulan kelayakan Piala Asia 2015 menyaksikan pasukan kebangsaan diundi dalam kumpulan D bersama-sama dengan pasukan pilihan, Qatar dan dua lagi pasukan dari negara timur tengah iaitu Qatar dan Yemen.

20 pasukan telah dibahagikan kepada lima kumpulan yang mana setiap kumpulan akan terdiri dari empat pasukan. Dua pasukan teratas setiap kumpulan dan satu pasukan terbaik di kedudukan ketiga antara semua kumpulan akan layak ke pusingan akhir di Australia.

Empat pasukan yang telah layak ialah juara Piala Asia 2011 Jepun, tuan rumah dan naib juara Piala Asia 2011 Australia, pemenang tempat ketiga Korea Selatan, pemenang AFC Challenge Cup 2012 Korea Utara dan satu slot lagi akan diisi oleh juara AFC Challenge Cup 2014 kelak nanti.

Perlawanan kelayakan peringkat kumpulan akan bermula Februari 2013.

Undian kumpulan Piala Asia 2015:

KUMPULAN A
1. Jordan
2. Syria
3. Oman
4. Singapore

KUMPULAN B
1. Iran
2. Kuwait
3. Thailand
4. Lebanon

KUMPULAN C
1. Iraq
2. China PR
3. Arab Saudi
4. Indonesia

KUMPULAN D
1. Qatar
2. Bahrain
3. Yemen
4. MALAYSIA

KUMPULAN E

1. Uzbekistan
2. UAE
3. Vietnam
4. Hong Kong

Oct 8, 2012

Cebagoo FC – Village outfit joining elite

8th October, 2012

KOTA KINABALU: As the saying goes a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and that is the case for Cebagoo FC, who were once a mere village outfit.

That will all change following their imminent appearance in the FAM Cup.

The Sepanggar-based outfit is all set to become Sabah’s sole representative at the competition, which is dubbed as the country’s third division league, next season.

Cebagoo will be the fifth local club to have made it into the competition after Taya, Likas United, Internacionale, Gunosukod Pangaits and Beverly FC.

It has been five years since Beverly FC featured in the tournament. Beverly did well to reach the final before bowing out to Proton FC 4-2 in the final. Despite the defeat, they were among the four teams that earned promotion to the Premier League.

The other two teams were Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Felda United. Unfortunately, they decided to pull out obviously due to their financial status.

Of the four, only Felda United still remain in the M-League where they have grown in status and are currently among the Super League teams.

Cebagoo FC president Mohd Joh Wid said this will be another milestone for the club that was established in 1991.

“It started from a small village team. Initially, it was known as Cebagoo Star before rebranding it to Cebagoo FC some time later,” he revealed at the launching of the club held at the IKMKK Theatre in Sepanggar over the weekend.

“Then majority of the players are from the same village, before slowly taking players from nearby villages.

But today, Joh revealed, their players are from all over Sabah, and this is in line with their desire to grow bigger.

“After 20 years, we finally managed to become champion,” he said referring to their feat of lifting the KK Carino League title last year.

“We are also registered with the Malaysian Sports Commissioners office. Our application was approved last year,” he said.

Club advisor Datuk Mohd Hasnol Ayub, Sabah FA Secretary General Alijus Hj Sipil, Ben Wong from Ararat Sports & Souvenirs Sdn Bhd, who will be one of the club’s sponsor, as well as Ajahar Abd Latif, IKMKK Sports Coordinator were also present at the launching.

Joh also confirmed that they have been given the nod to represent Sabah at the FAM Cup by the Sabah FA. However, he admitted there are several requirements they need to fulfil before their dream can become a reality.

Among the requirements are, they need to secure a whopping some of RM300, 000 security as well as must have at least RM50, 000 in the club’s account and they must have qualified coaches for the team.

But a lack of a good training field is a problem for Joh.

“This is one of the challenges we will be facing,” stressed Joh.

Meanwhile, Alijus said that they will try their best to assist the club in any possible way.

In relating to the qualified coaches, Alijus, who is also in the FA of Malaysia Competition Committee, said that for Cebagoo FC, they need a FAM Cup Licence B coach to lead the team, as the new ruling of wanting teams to have Licence A for both the head coach and assistant coach, will only be implemented in 2015 (for FAM Cup).

Alijus also said that the FA is proud with what Cebagoo FC is doing while hoping that they will continue with the good efforts.

“We hope they will continue with their commitments and efforts and on our part we will try our best to assist and cooperate with the club,” said Alijus.

News source:
New Sabah Times

Photo source:
www.facebook.com/CebagooFc

Oct 7, 2012

Cebagoo FC has big plans

7th October, 2012

KOTA KINABALU: Cebagoo FC has officially unveiled their plans to take part in the FAM Cup League next season on Friday.

But the Sepanggar-based club are still a few steps away from turning their dream into reality to eventually become the fifth local club to have represented Sabah in the competition after Taya, Likas United, Internacionale FC, Gunosukod Pangaits and Beverly FC.

They have already got the nod from the Sabah FA, but they still need to fulfill several requirements set by the FA of Malaysia Competition Committee, or else their plan will remain as a dream.

That aside, Cebagoo FC are a little bit more ambitious than the rest, as they too are determined not to become a one-season wonder.

Instead they want to compete against the best in the country for as long as they could.

To do that, Cebagoo FC advisor Datuk Mohd Hasnol Ayub, who was seen pretty much ecstatic about the whole idea at the club’s launching on Friday, insisted that they need to have proper planning, not only from the aspect of their participation in the national league, but also from the development side of the game.

And Hasnol sees the club moving towards the right direction.

In his speech, he said the club have taken a new step by contemplating to compete in the FAM Cup, which is dubbed as the country’s third division league after the Super League and the Premier League.

In fact, he added, participating in the competition itself is already an achievement for the club.

“We must learn from previous teams … their strengths, weaknesses and ask ourselves why they can only last for one season.

“But what is most important is that we must have a plan. Without planning we will not be able to achieve what we have wished for,” said Hasnol.

“The club finished as runners-up in the Under-16 tournament (local) and we also won the KK Carino League. I was also made to understand that we have Under-12 and Under-14 teams and this is what I call planning.

“With proper planning, it will push us to another level and along the way we must try to learn from our mistakes and try to keep improving.

Hasnol also thanked the Sabah FA for their support, before insisting it is their obligation to help clubs like Cebagoo FC for the development of football in the State.

He then proposed that the FA not only help the club financially, but also provide coaches or even players.

In fact he said there should be a situation where two parties must work together for the same reason that whatever success the club achieves is also Sabah’s success.

He also revealed that the government has allocated RM250,000 to upgrade the Menggatal town field, which is likely to be the club’s training base.

On the requirements the club need to fulfill, Hasnol was rather positive saying that they can see light at the end of the tunnel.

“We don’t want the same thing to happen to the club. And I can see light at the end of the tunnel, as there will be companies and individuals who are willing to come forward to help push Cebagoo FC’s noble efforts forward,” said Hasnol.

Cebagoo FC President Mohd Joh Wid, Sabah FA Secretary General Alijus Hj Sipil, Ben Wong from Ararat Sports & Souvenirs Sdn Bhd, players and hundreds of supporters were present at the launching.

News source:
New Sabah Times

Oct 5, 2012

Keputusan henti perlawanan adalah wajar - Mohd. Joh

Mohd. Joh....presiden Cebagoo FC
GL Oh
Kota Kinabalu: Keputusan untuk menghentikan perlawanan 'persahabatan' antara pilihan Sabah dan Cebagoo FC selepas hanya 30 minit di padang bolasepak Institut INTAN Rabu lalu adalah wajar, menurut Mohd Joh Hj Wid yang merupakan presiden Cebagoo FC.

Beliau menghubungi Sukan Ekspres dan menjelaskan tindakan beliau memanggil pemain-pemainnya meninggalkan padang selepas Reithuddin Ag Emran disingkir oleh pegawai perlawanan.

"Saya difahamkan bahawa ia sepatutnya menjadi satu perlawanan untuk mengukur kemampuan pemain-pemain dari kedua-dua pasukan dan menyaksikan seorang pemain disingkir begitu awal dalam perlawanan itu, saya kira ada keperluan untuk menghentikan perlawanan bagi mengelakkan sebarang salah faham antara pemain yang boleh mendorong perkara lebih tegang".

Beliau juga mendedahkan bahawa perlawanan itu telah diatur antara beliau dan Andrew Majanggim yang pertama kali menghubunginya untuk satu perlawanan supaya pasukan negeri boleh mencuba dua pemain asing dari Nigeria yang mencuba nasib mereka disini.

"Saya memutuskan untuk menerima tawaran itu kerana ia akan menjadi satu situasi menang-menang untuk kedua-dua pasukan mencuba pemain masing-masing, jika tidak, kami tidak akan berada di sana jika kami tidak dijemput terlebih dahulu."

"Selain itu, kami lebih daripada mampu untuk memberi sokongan kepada permintaan beliau walaupun pasukan kami tidak bersedia untuk perlawanan persahabatan yang sesuai menentang pasukan negeri memandangkan kami kami baru sahaja memulakan latihan baru-baru ini."

"Saya juga terkejut bahawa David McCreery tidak dimaklumkan mengenai perlawanan itu dari awal. Setakat yang saya tahu, ia dilakukan oleh mereka secara keseluruhan selain daripada pegawai perlawanan dimana saya diminta untuk melibatkan diri."

Katanya, perlawanan itu sepatutnya telah dibatalkan jika beliau tahu gambaran keseluruhan sebelum itu.

Beliau juga mendedahkan bahawa perlawanan persahabatan rasmi sepatutnya hanya akan diadakan selepas kedua-dua pasukan telah memuktamadkan skuad mereka untuk musim depan.

Beliau menegaskan, tidak ada permusuhan antara kedua-dua pasukan.

"Saya mesti mengatakan bahawa kami adalah seperti saudara dan mari kita ketepikan isu ini dan berusaha bersama untuk mencapai matlamat masing-masing musim depan."

Sumber berita:
Harian Ekpres

Oct 4, 2012

Perlawanan persahabatan Cebagoo FC dan skuad pilihan Sabah bertukar 'panas'

GL Loh
Kota Kinabalu: Perlawanan persahabatan pramusim Piala FAM antara Cebagoo FC dengan pasukan pilihan Sabah bertukar menjadi 'panas' apabila perlawanan itu dihentikan selepas hanya 30 minit dimainkan di padang bolasepak Institut INTAN pada Rabu.

Bobby Gonzales...pemain jemputan Cebagoo FC. -gambar dari page Cebagoo FC  
Bekas kapten skuad negeri, Mohd. Reithuddin Ag. Emran yang menjadi pemain jemputan untuk Cebagoo dilayangkan kad merah kerana menggunakan kata-kata kesat.

Presiden Cebagoo FC, Mohd. Joh Hj Wid akhirnya menghentikan perlawanan dan cuba menenangkan pegawai berkenaan.

Kelab yang julung kali muncul dalam Piala FAM itu menguasai awal perlawanan sehinggalah pengadil memberi sepakan percuma kepada pasukan lawan, yang membawa kepada ketidakpuasan hati Reithuddin.

Perlawanan itu ditetapkan dalam keadaan tidak teratur tanpa pengetahuan jurulatih Sabah, David McCreery.

Dia memberitahu Sukan Ekpres, ia sepatutnya hari berehat untuk pemain selepas dua perlawanan persahabatan yang dilalui hujung minggu lepas, menentang pasukan pilihan Ranau dan pasukan kebangsaan Brunei Darussalam.

Dia ternyata tidak gembira dengan penetapan perlawanan itu, tetapi, akhirnya menurunkan lima pemain yang datang mencuba nasib untuk menempah tempat didalam pasukan pada musim depan termasuk dua pemain Nigeria dan tiga pemain Universiti Putra Malaysia dalam perlawanan tersebut.

Sementara itu, McCreery amat berpuas hati dengan persembahan skuad Sabah ketika menentang pasukan kebangsaan Brunei di Brunei Darussalam Sabtu lepas.

"Pemain bermain dengan baik dan pemain tengah, Julamri Mohamad yang bermain di bahagian kiri juga bertindak cemerlang," kata beliau.

Skuad negeri berjaya melakar keputusan seri 1-1 dengan gol sumbangan Shahrudin Yakup terhadap pasukan lawan yang menjadikan perlawanan itu sebagai persediaan untuk kejohanan Piala AFF akan datang.

Katanya, dia berharap pasukan itu yang rata-rata terdiri daripada muka baru dapat membina momentum dan terus meningkatkan prestasi.

Sehari sebelum itu, pasukan pilihan Sabah juga berkunjung ke Ranau untuk beraksi dalam perlawanan persahabatan menentang pasukan pilihan Ranau, dimana mereka menang mudah 3-1 dengan jaringan dilakukan oleh Shahrudin yakup, Dendy Lowa dan Juffry Omopor.

Sumber berita:
Harian Ekspres

Sumber Gambar:
http://www.facebook.com/CebagooFc

Oct 2, 2012

Keputusan penuh Suku Akhir kedua Piala Malaysia 2 Oktober 2012

Keputusan penuh Suku Akhir kedua Piala Malaysia 2 Oktober 2012 | Kelantan vs Felda United | Negeri Sembilan vs ATM | Selangor vs Johor FC | Lions XII vs Pahang

Kelantan 2-2 Felda United (2-1)*
[Kelantan layak agregat 4-3]

Negeri Sembilan 1-3 ATM (2-3)*
[ATM layak dengan agregat 6-3]

Selangor 2-1 Johor FC (3-1)*
[Selangor layak dengan agregat 5-2]

Lions XII 2-0 Pahang (1-2)*
[Lions layak dengan agregat 3-2]

*Keputusan suku akhir pertama

Oct 1, 2012

Brunei, Sabah in tame draw

Friendly match: DPMM FC Brunei 1-1 Sabah 1 Oktober 2012
Jason Thomas
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Monday, October 1, 2012
NFABD Honorary President HRH Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah (C), HRH Prince 'Abdul Malik (L) and YAM Pg Muda 'Abdul 'Aleem (R), during the friendly match between Brunei and Sabah at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas last night. Picture: BT/Saifulizam
THE NATIONAL football team came up with an unconvincing 1-1 draw against Sabah in a friendly last night, their final game before leaving to Myanmar for the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup qualifiers tomorrow.

Though the team were in control for large parts of the match and carved numerous chances, their poor finishing cost them the win. More importantly though, it is obvious that the team has yet to gel and look like an experimental side.

The squad is constantly evolving and yesterday's performance in front of a sparse crowd at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas was the first time players from DPMM FC and those from the Under-21 side which won the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy in March combined with the new faces in the team three separate factions trying to work together as one.

Though DPMM FC players such as Md Najip Hj Tarif and Md Hendra Azam Md Idris featured for the side during their 5-0 loss to Indonesia in a friendly on Wednesday, and during a series of friendlies against Malaysian clubs last month, last night's game saw the appearance of DPMM FC captain Rosmin Hj Kamis, strikers Shahrazen Said and his brother Adi, midfielder Azwan Salleh and goalkeeper Wardun Yussof for the first time in national colours.

Except for Rosmin, the other four started on the bench with coach Kwon Oh-son eventually changing the whole team as the game wore on. Shahrazen's introduction in the 63rd minute along with Azwan and Wardun was met with huge applause and helped to stir the team to life, with the hosts looking hungrier for the ball and more dangerous going forward.

It was was Shahrazen's 70th minute defence-splitting through ball to DPMM FC teammate Pg Hj Hassan that helped the national team edge ahead after the latter coolly slotted home past Sabah custodian Irwan Jamil's near post proving just how instrumental Shahrazen, the joint top scorer during the Malaysian Super League (MSL) 2006/2007 season, still is.

But the wholesale changes took its toll on the team and poor defensive organisation two minutes from time saw the impressive Shahrudin Yakup equalise with a thundering shot to the top-left corner after Brunei failed to clear the ball after a free-kick into the box which also might allude to a lack of focus.

Though the result was not important, what was more pressing for Kwon was how well his team has gelled or rather, failed to.

The team started training in July but the 13 DPMM FC players were only roped in in mid-September due to their tight Singapore League fixture. Only training with the team in the mornings, they are forced to miss the evening training sessions because of DPMM FC practice.

With time no longer on their side, Kwon knows he has a tough task on his hands as the team prepares to face hosts Myanmar in their opener on Friday.

"I'm not happy with the performance," said the coach.

"The team is continuously building and we are not prepared.

"The DPMM FC players only had a few training sessions with the team and they do not yet understand what I want of them on the pitch.

"They are the best of the best ... it's just that we have not had enough time to train together," added the South Korean.

His counterpart, though, seemed more optimistic.

A forward who made 110 appearances for Manchester United from 1974-1979, David McCreery also feels that Brunei should enjoy themselves at Myanmar and not put any undue pressure on themselves.

"Brunei are a young team and I think they will only get stronger," said McCreery

"I think when they go to Myanmar they should not worry about anything and just work hard. If it comes off, it comes off.

"Their coach will have to make a lot of difficult decisions but I'm sure he will do his best," added the coach.

The Sultanate also face Cambodia next Tuesday, Laos two days later and Timor Leste on Oct 13 with the two best teams advancing to the Nov 24-Dec 22 tournament proper which will be co-hosted by defending champions Malaysia and Thailand.

News source:
The Brunei Times

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