Nov 30, 2012

Double mission for Justin

KOTA KINABALU: Justin Ganai is looking beyond just the President’s Cup challenge 2013 in naming the State Under-21 squad for the new season.

But the veteran State coach also takes into consideration their preparations for the Malaysia Games 2014 as he makes known the Sabah FA’s intention of wanting to repeat their historical feat of winning the gold medal at this year’s Sukma in Pahang.

Justin admitted that it has not been an easy decision in naming the squad.

“It has been a difficult two days in picking the best players for the squad. They are all good, and with almost the same quality.

“For next season, we want to try to go for the title, but then again, the FA also wants to try to defend the gold medal the team won this year.

“With that in mind, we need to look beyond next season, and must start preparing the team for Sukma 2014,” said Justin, when met at the last day of the two-day final selection trials at the Kota Kinabalu Sports Complex in Likas yesterday.

Former coach Awang Sabtu Jamil, who guided Sabah to their first President’s Cup crown in the late 90s, Burhan Ajui, Matasan Ahmad and former goalkeeper coach Jasri were among those seen at the selection trials.

At the end of the selection trials, Justin announced the names of 31 players, including 11 from this year’s squad for the new season.

However, only 25 will make the final squad.

“I’ll try to accommodate all the 31. Even though there are only 25 slots, but I will try to present my case to the FA and let those who do not make the 25 to be part of the team for the future.

These 31 players, Justin said will undergo a medical today before returning home.

They would report back for the pre-season training on the second week of December with Dec 10 as the tentative date.

Justin went on to say that out of the 11 players from this year’s squad, five of them, Sabri Sahar, Dendy Lowa, Didie Arizal Ibrahim, Endre S Tipay, Zul Mansshah Aling, are training with the senior side.

In fact six of them are with the seniors, however, Maxsius Musa, is believed to have been roped in by the Harimau Muda B.

News source:
New Sabah Times - 30/11/12

Senarai pasukan dalam Liga FAM 2013

FAM secara rasmi telah mengeluarkan senarai sepuluh pasukan yang akan bertanding dalam Liga FAM musim 2013.

Senarai pasukan dalam Liga FAM 2013:

1. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia FC
Lokasi: Kuala Lumpur
Stadium: Std. Bangi

2. Kuantan FA
Lokasi: Pahang
Stadium: Std. Darulmakmur

3. Melaka FA
Lokasi: Melaka
Stadium: Std.Hang Tuah

4. PBAPP FC
Lokasi: Pulau Pinang
Stadium: Std. Bandaraya

5. Pulau Pinang FA
Lokasi: Pulau Pinang
Stadium: Std.Bandaraya

6. Shahzan Muda FC
Lokasi: Pahang
Stadium: Std.Mini Temerloh

7. Tentera Darat FC
Lokasi: Kuala Lumpur
Stadium:Padang Bolasepak Kem batu Kentomen

8. Kedah United
Lokasi: Kedah
Stadium: Std. Darulaman

9. Cebagoo FC
Lokasi: Sabah
Stadium: Std. Penampang

10. Tumpat FC
Lokasi: Kelantan
Stadium: Std. Sultan Mohamed IV

Liga FAM akan bermula pada Februari 2013.

Sumber info:
Wikipedia
www.facebook.com/LigaFAM


Nov 28, 2012

Traore wows selectors

Kota Kinabalu: Malian striker Koh Traore looked impressive as he showed his prowess during the finishing practice conducted by David McCreery at the Intan Campus on Tuesday afternoon.

He managed to wow the spectators with a glimpse of brilliance in his control of the ball as well as neat finishing with both his feet and head despite lack of match fitness due to the off-season.

The 22-year-old whom the Sabah Football Association has been waiting for finally arrived at the State capital for his much-awaited trial with the State M-League team on Monday morning.

The 1.83m stocky player was supposed to arrive more than a week ago but due to technical factors he was only able to fly in from Burkina Faso on Sunday.

He joined up with the Sabah squad at the Intan Campus on Monday afternoon but only did some light jog around the field.

He told Express Sports that he was just too tired after the long flight from the West African country and only managed to arrive at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport at 1am.

He said he last played for Algerian League One club, Entente Sportive SŽtif in the just concluded season.

Based on the performance on Tuesday, he is most likely to get the nod from the coaches among the several other imports that came for the trial so far if he manages to shine again in a real match play condition in the coming days.

News source:
Daily Express - 28/11/12

Malaysia vs Laos Piala AFF Suzuki 2012 - 28/11/12

Keputusan penuh perlawanan Piala AFF Suzuki 2012 Malaysia vs Laos 28/11/12 | Highlights dan statistik perlawanan Malaysia vs Laos 4-1

Keputusan penuh;

Malaysia (4)
Safiq Rahim 15'
Safee Sali 66' 
Wan Zack Haikal 75' 
Khyril Muhymeen 79'

vs

Laos (1)
Khonesavanh Sivahong 38'


Highlights perlawanan Malaysia vs Laos:

Kesebelasan Malaysia vs Laos:
Farizal, Mahali, Aidil, Fadhli, Azmi, Wan Zack, Shakir, Safiq, Kunanlan, Norshahrul, Safee

Separuh masa pertama:
10' - Safee mengambil peluang dari kesilapan pertahanan Laos namun percubaannya tersasar.

11' - Kunanlan berjaya lepas di sebelah kiri sebelum menghantar bola kepada Safee yang membuat sepakan lemah ke arah penjaga gol.

15' - GOL Malaysia. Safiq Rahim menjaringkan gol menerusi sepakan percuma dari luar kotak penalti selepas pemain Laos melakukan kekasaran ke atas Norshahrul.

27' - Safee mendapat lorongan dari Norshahrul tetapi rembatannya tersasar.

28' - Wan Zack membuat lorongan kepada Norshahrul yang bijak melepasi kawalan pertahanan lawan namun percubaanya sedikit tersasar.

32' - Safee membuat percubaan kencang dari luar kotak penalti yang sedikit terkeluar di sebelah kiri gawang.

36' - Norshahrul gagal mengawal kemas hantaran lintang Kunanlan dan mudah dikawal penjaga gol Laos.

38' - GOL Laos! Bermula dari kesilapan Safiq yang menghantar bola kepada pemain lawan, Laos melakukan serangan balas. Khounta Sivongthong melakukan rembatan yang terbias kaki Aidil sebelum bola masuk melepasi Farizal.

40' - Norshahrul sekali lagi bijak memperdayakan pertahanan lawan namun sepakannya lemah mudah diselamatkan oleh penjaga gol.

45+1 - Tamat separuh masa pertama. Malaysia 1-1 Laos.

Separuh Masa Kedua
45' - Zubir Azmi masuk menggantikan Azmi Muslim

45' - Norshahrul menanduk liar hantaran jauh Kunanlan walaupun tidak dikawal.

46' - Safee melakukan rembatan rendah yang deras dari luar kotak penalti tetapi mudah diselamatkan penjaga gol Laos.

57' - Percubaan luar kotak penalti Safiq tinggi diatas palang.

59' - Wan Zack lolos di sebelah kanan hasil umpanan Safee tetapi percubaannya tersasar walapun Norshahrul berada dalam posisi yang baik untuk menerima hantaran.

62' - Free header dari Safee di depan pintu gol hasil hantaran cantik Mahali sedikit keluar di sebelah kanan tiang gol.

66' - GOL Malaysia!!! Safee akhirnya berjaya menjaringkan gol ke-2 buat negara apabila menyudahkan hantaran Wan Zack dari sebelah kanan.

75' - GOL ketiga Malaysia!!! Wan Zack menanduk masuk bola dari jarak dekat hasil hantaran lintang cantik dari Kunanlan.

77' - Khyril Muhymeen masuk menggantikan Safee.

79' - GOL keempat Malaysia!!! Khyril melakukan larian solo selepas  mendapat hantaran Safiq dari tengah sebelum melakukan penyudah dari jarak dekat.

80' - Norshahrul keluar dan digantikan Baddrol Bakhtiar.

83' - Wan Zack berjaya melepaskan diri disebelah kanan namun percubaannya berjaya diselamatkan.

90' - Percubaan di luar kotak penalti Kunanlan ditepis keluar penjaga gol.

90' + 4' - Tamat perlawanan. Malaysia menang 4-1 ke atas Laos.

Statistik perlawanan Malaysia vs Laos:

MALAYSIA
vs LAOS
4
Gol 1
55%
Penguasaan bola
45%
10
Percubaan tepat
1
7
Percubaan sasar
1
9
Sepakan sudut
1
1
Offside
0
0
Kad kuning
0
0
Kad merah
0

Senarai penjaring gol Sabah Liga Super 2012

Senarai penjaring gol bagi pasukan Sabah sepanjang kempen Liga Super musim 2012

Pemain
Jumlah Gol

Shahrudin Yakup
7

Rozaimi Abd. Rahman
6
Michael Baird
4
Zainizam Marjan
4
Brendan Gan
2
Hendrik Helmke
2

Bobby Gonzales
2
Juffry Omopor
1
Leopold Alfonso Otong
1
Mohd. Radzi Husin
1
Ronny Harun
1
Razid Gapar
1
#Gol sendiri
Mafry Balang
Reithauddin Ag Emran

Shahrul Azhar Ture
3

* Dua gol untuk Sabah adalah hasil jaringan gol sendiri pihak lawan.

Nov 25, 2012

Keputusan penuh perlawanan Malaysia vs Singapore Piala Suzuki AFF 2012

Keputusan penuh perlawanan Malaysia vs Singapore Piala Suzuki AFF 2012 25/11/12

Keputusan Penuh:

MALAYSIA (0)

vs

SINGAPORE (3)
Shahril Ishak 31', 37'
Alexsandar Duric 75'


Malaysia memilih jalan yang sukar dalam kempen mempertahankan kejuaraan Piala AFF Suzuki yang dimenangi pada edisi 2010 apabila tewas perlawanan pertama menentang pasukan jiran, Singapura dengan keputusan 3-0 kelmarin.

Walaupun bermain di tempat sendiri dengan dibantu oleh sokongan puluhan ribu peminat tempatan,permainan pasukan Malaysia nampak tidak menepati status sebagai tuan rumah dan juga juara bertahan. Pasukan Singapura dilihat lebih mendominasi permainan dengan gerakan-gerakan yang lebih kemas berbanding pasukan Malaysia yang kelihatan agak kucar-kacir sepanjang tempoh permainan.

Kapten Singapura, Shahril Ishak meledak dua gol di separuh masa pertama hasil daripada kesilapan di bahagian benteng terakhir pasukan negara. Gol pertama pasukan lawan hadir pada minit ke 31 hasil hantaran jauh dari Shaiful Esah dengan Shahril bijak melepasi kawalan Azmi Muslim sebelum mudah menolak masuk gol pertama.

Kesilapan penjaga gol negara, Khairul Fahmi selang lima minit kemudian yang gagal menumbuk bola sepakan percuma dari Shahdan Sulaiman membawa padah dengan Shahril mudah menanduk masuk bola yang cuba dikeluarkan di atas garis oleh Fadhli Shas. Tamat babak pertama, Malaysia ketinggalan 0-2.

Bersambung di separuh masa kedua, Malaysia tampak sukar menembusi benteng pasukan Singapura yang dikawal baik oleh rangkaian pertahanan yang diketuai oleh Baihakki Khaizan. Kelalaian benteng pasukan negara sekali lagi dihukum pada minit ke 75 apabila pemain gantian yang juga pemain paling tua dalam kejohanan AFF kali ini, Alexsandar Duric mudah menanduk masuk hantaran lintang Shahdan Sulaiman untuk Singapura mendahului 3-0.

Walaupun pasukan Malaysia cuba bangkit pada sepuluh minit terakhir namun segalanya nampak tidak menjadi buat pasukan negara. Penyerang negara, Norshahrul Idlan Talaha hampir memberi gol saguhati buat negara pada minit-minit akhir permainan namun percubaannya sempat ditepis oleh penjaga gol Singapura, Izwan Mahbud sebelum bola terkena tiang.

Tamat perlawanan, Malaysia tewas 0-3 kepada pasukan Singapura.

Nov 24, 2012

Senarai pemain untuk fasa akhir pemilihan skuad Piala Presiden Sabah 2013

Senarai 60 pemain untuk fasa pemilihan terakhir bagi skuad Piala Presiden 2013 yang dikeluarkan oleh Sabah FA menerusi laporan akhbar New Sabah Times hari ini.

Pemilihan akan berlangsung selama dua hari iaitu pada 28 dan 29 November di Padang C Kompleks Sukan Likas Kota Kinabalu bermula jam 8 pagi hingga 6 petang.

Senarai pemain untuk fasa akhir pemilihan Piala Presiden 2013 Sabah

Kota Kinabalu:
Mohd Masran Masri, Mohd Sakri Masri, Sarifuddin Abdul Adlin, Clement Johnny, Awang Shahree Awang Roslee, Calvin Johnny, Hary Safwan Esnadi, Romeyrio Gascoingne Tony, Joannero Jolias, Jefferysius Mahin, Sylvester Calistus Saimon, Mohd. Nazmeer Setu, Mohd Faris, Gerald Sean Mojikon, Rehan Ratimin, Ramlee Jaim dan Akid.

Matunggong:
Frinly Monsiong

Sipitang:
Clinton Padan Tegko

Ranau:
Jerry Chan, Elvin Schuller Emit, Anwari Mohd Tajuddin dan Mike Xavier Ang

Keningau:
Naidy Ondoos, Mastubey Ambarok, Haffizal Jinik, Josmus Jupiles, Rexjeson Pitirus, Dyrrance Junaidih Malintau, Benerlys Raim dan Rume Rilek.

Labuan:
Mohd Izan Tahir, Tisbi Tahir, Awangku Mohd Hamizan dan Mohd Ady Rafli.

Sandakan:
Md. Naifrul Afiq Sulaiman, Fahizul Kefli, Md Rusyadi Razdi, Nur Hafis Tahir, Rafis Etin dan Ridzuan Raymond.

Pitas:
Jenius Karib, Khairul Burin, Mohd Nizam Maidin dan Shafie Talip.

Tawau:
Adam Kanansa, Mohd Isham Noor Salleh dan Mohd Rizuan Bakri.

Kudat:
Janryanus Paulus

Kuala Penyu:
Mohd Hamizan Talip

Kinabatangan:
Mohd Zulhafiq Sufian, Hafizan Jahar, Mohd Syahdin Sufian, Mohd Madra Ahmad dan Syazwan Kasil.

Tambunan:
Ozieal Joachim

Telupid:
Dinison Mathew

Tandek:
Rawilson Batuil

Penampang:
Mohd Badrul Affendy

Putatan:
Mohd Alfian Jamil

Sumber Info:
New Sabah Times - 24/11/12

Nov 23, 2012

Sabah FA dedah senarai pemain tempatan

Kota Kinabalu: Persatuan Bola Sepak Sabah akhirnya telah mengeluarkan senarai nama 16 pemain tempatan yang mendaftar dengan pasukan Sabah untuk Liga-M musim depan.

Penyerang veteran Zainizam Marjan masih dikekalkan bersama-sama dengan pertahanan senior Rosdin Wasli dan Alto Linus, pemain tengah Shahrul Azhar Ture, Sumardi Hajalan, Radzi Mohd Hussin dan Shahrudin Yakup serta penjaga gol Irwan Jamil dan penyerang Juffry Omopor, semuanya dari skuad musim lalu .

Tiga pemain Piala Presiden yang telah dinaikkan ke pasukan senior adalah pemain tengah Sabri Sahar, Leopold Alfonso dan pertahanan Razid Gafar.

Bekas pemain Sabah Hardy Charles Parsi yang kali terakhir bermain untuk ATM di musim 2011 juga membuat kemunculan semula bersama-sama dengan pemain tengah Julamri Mohd yang dipinggirkan musim lalu akibat kecederaan.

Juga dalam pasukan adalah bekas pemain tengah Bawah-19 kebangsaan  Mohd Ibnu Kassim dan bekas pemain Sukma negeri Farid Saibun yang bermain di posisi pertahanan kiri.

Naib Presiden I Sabah FA Datuk Osman Jamal yang mempengerusikan mesyuarat itu pada petang Khamis berkata pemilihan itu berdasarkan maklum balas dan laporan daripada jurulatih yang diketuai oleh David McCreery.

"Ia adalah satu proses yang panjang dan keputusan dibuat selepas beberapa siri ujian diadakan baru-baru ini seperti pada November 9-11. Saya percaya kita telah memberi masa yang mencukupi untuk pemain tempatan memenangi hati jurulatih dan kami memohon maaf bagi mereka yang tidak berjaya. "

Beliau berkata kriteria yang paling penting bagi jawatankuasa pemilihan ialah disiplin pemain di dalam dan di luar padang.

"Kecergasan mereka juga menjadi perhatian tetapi satu lagi faktor penting ialah bagaimana mereka boleh menyesuaikan diri dalam pelan permainan McCreery pada musim akan datang."

Bagi import tempatan dari negeri lain, Osman berkata, mereka telah mengenal pasti lapan pemain dan setakat ini enam telah memuaskan hati jurulatih dan dua yang lain akan diberi peluang lagi.

Beliau juga mendedahkan bahawa mereka telah menandatangani bekas pemain Arsenal, Rhys David Weston yang dalam keadaan kesihatan yang amat baik menurut doktor.

"Kami kini akan mencari penyerang terbaik untuk menyelesaikan masalah menjaringkan gol pasukan ini sejak beberapa musim lalu.

Saya percaya sasaran pemain kami dengan ketinggian 1.83m dari Mali dan bermain di Liga utama Algeria sedang dalam perjalanan ke sini dan kami berharap akan dapat melihat dia minggu depan. "

Beliau juga mengesahkan bahawa masalah kekurangan padang latihan yang dihadapi oleh McCreery telah diselesaikan dengan Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) dan Institut Intan telah bersetuju untuk membenarkan pasukan menggunakan padang bola sepak mereka untuk sesi latihan pasukan itu.

Sementara itu, pasukan Sabah akan melakukan lawatan pra-musim di Brunei pada awal Disember diikuti dengan perlawanan persahabatan di Sarawak dan Kalimantan di mana mereka akan menentang sekurang-kurangnya dua kelab profesional terbaik tempatan.

Sumber berita:
Daily Express - 23/11/12

Nov 21, 2012

Keputusan penuh semua perlawanan Sabah di Liga Super Malaysia 2012

Liga Super Malaysia 2012:
Keputusan penuh semua perlawanan Sabah di Liga Super Malaysia 2012


No Date Home Score Away
1
10-01-12
Felda United
Farderin Kadir 33'
Yong Kuan Yong 56'

2 - 0
Sabah
2
14-01-12
Sabah
Michael Baird 20'
Bobby Gonzales 45'
2 - 1 Sarawak
K. Ravindran 73'
3
17-01-12
T-Team
0 - 0
Sabah
4
21-01-12
Sabah
0 - 1
Singapore Lions XII
Hariss Harun 19'
5
27-01-12
Selangor PKNS
Nicoise Antonie 44', 53'
2 - 2
Sabah
Michael Baird 74'
Helmi Remeli g.s 82'

6
08-02-12
Sabah 0 - 0
Kelantan
7
11-02-12
Kedah
Khyril Muhymeen 29'
Faizal Abu Bakar 38'

2 - 2
Sabah

Shahrudin Yakup 21', 56'
8
14-02-12
Sabah
Rozaimi Abd. Rahman 36'
Michael Baird 46'

2 - 0
Kuala Lumpur
9
03-03-12
Sabah
Rozaimi Abd. Rahman 31'
Shahrudin Yakup 82'

2 - 1
Johor FC
Arthuro Henrique 29'
10
17-03-12
Terengganu
Ashaari Samsudin 4'
Forkey Doe 12', 14' 78'
Manaf Mamat 43'
Joseph Kalang Tie 81'

6 - 3
Sabah
Zainizam Marjan 34'
Brendan Gan 44'
Rozaimi Abd. Rahman 65'

11
31-03-12
Sabah
Michael Baird 4'
1 - 1
Selangor
P. Gunalan 60'
12
07-04-12
Negeri Sembilan
Effa Owona 51'
Shukor Adan 57'

2 - 2
Sabah
Shahrudin Yakup 74'
Ronny Harun 77'

13
14-04-12
Sabah
Zainizam Marjan 1'
1 - 3
Perak
Akmal Rizal Rakhli 65'
Mafry Balang g.s 67'
Lazar Popovic 90'

14
17-04-12
Perak
Michal Kubala 35', 90+3'
2 - 2
Sabah
Zainizam Marjan 45+1', 60'
15
04-05-12
Sabah
Rozaimi Abd. Rahman 20'
1 - 0
Felda United
16
12-05-12
Sarawak
Joel Epalle 32'
1 - 0
Sabah
17
15-05-12
Sabah
Hendrik Helmke pen. 32'
1 - 2
T-Team
Fadzli Shaari 29', 68'
18
16-06-12
Singapore Lions XII
Agu Casmir 19'
Hariss Harun 22', 41', 73'
Shahdan Sulaiman 62', 65'
Irwan Shah 68'
Sufian Anuar 84'
Shahrul Azhar Ture g.s 88'

9 - 0
Sabah
19
19-06-12
Sabah
0 -4
Selangor PKNS
Nizaruddin Yusof 45'
Helmi Remeli 64'
Rudie Ramli 67'
Mohd. Fadhil Hashim 80'

20
23-06-12
Kelantan
Mohd. Rizal Fahmi 6'
Indra Putra Mahyuddin 90'

2 - 0
Sabah
21
26-06-12
Sabah
Juffry Omopor 52'
1 - 0
Kedah
22
30-06-12
Kuala Lumpur
Zakaria Charara pen. 73'
Muhd. Afiq Azmi 82'

2 - 4
Sabah
Razid Gapar 11'
Ahmad Jihad Ismail g.s 53'
Mohd. Radzi Husin 77'
Leopold Alfonso Otong 88'

23
03-07-12
Johor FC
Mohd. Syazwan Zainon 3'
Hariss Safwan pen. 45'

2 - 1
Sabah
Shahrudin Yakup 36'
24
07-07-12
Sabah
Rozaimi Abd. Rahman 6'
1 - 3
Terengganu
Joseph Kalang Tie 4'
Ashaari Samsudin 44'
Reithuddin Ag. Emran g.s 77'

25
10-07-12
Selangor
Amri Yahyah 15'
K. Solihin 29'
Bosko Balaban 47'

3 - 2
Sabah
Brendan Gan 84'
Rozaimi Abd. Rahman 88'

26
14-07-12
Sabah
Hendrik Helmke pen. 27'
Shahrudin Yakup 76'
Bobby Gonzales 90'

3 - 1
Negeri Sembilan
Effa Owona 41'

Nov 20, 2012

Senarai pemain hampir lengkap

Kota Kinabalu: Pemain import baru, Rhys David Weston mengetuai pemain-pemain Liga-M Sabah untuk sirkit larian pantas pada hari pertama sesi latihan pra-musim mereka di trek jogging Tun Fuad di Bukit Padang Park pada pagi Isnin.

Dua import asing, seorang dari Perancis dan satu lagi dari Nigeria yang sedang mencari tempat dalam pasukan juga muncul bersama-sama dengan tiga pemain Semenanjung yang telah ditandatangani.

Semua pemain berjaya melengkapkan larian dalam masa yang ditetapkan dengan Rhys dan Sabri Sahar mendahului, hasil kecergasan unggul mereka.

Walau bagaimanapun, rancangan awal David McCreery mengadakan sesi latihan pada sebelah petang untuk mengukur kebolehan pemain import di Kompleks Sukan Likas tergendala disebabkan hujan lebat.

Sabah kini masih mencari penyerang untuk mengisi satu lagi bagi kuota import asing selepas empat penyerang yang sebelum ini datang ke sini minggu lepas telah berlepas pulang selepas gagal menarik perhatian jurulatih.

Sementara itu, Timbalan Presiden Persatuan Bola Sepak Sabah, Datuk Lawrence Gimbang berkata mereka telah hampir mengenal pasti 25 pemain untuk musim depan.

"Sudah tentu masih ada perubahan kecil pada saat-saat akhir tetapi kita sudah hampir selesai untuk senarai nama melainkan jika ada sesuatu yang istimewa."

Gimbang juga berkata bahawa majlis menandatangani perjanjian rasmi diharap akan dilaksanakan di hadapan Ketua Menteri Datuk Seri Musa Aman yang juga Presiden Sabah FA.

Difahamkan, di kalangan mereka adalah bekas pemain pertahanan negeri yang membuat kemunculan semula dalam pasukan termasuk beberapa lagi bekas pemain Piala Presiden.

Pihak pengurusan juga telah mengesahkan pengambilan enam pemain dari pasukan lain dan mereka termasuk pemain tengah berusia 27 tahun, Fazilidin Khalid yang bermain untuk Selangor musim lalu, bekas penyerang Harimau Muda A, Ahmad Aminuddin Shahrudin yang kali terakhir bermain untuk Felda dan seorang lagi penyerang dari T- Team, Khairul Izwan Khalid.

Tiga pemain lain, dengan seorang pemain 'leftback' dan dua penjaga gol hanya akan melaporkan diri pada 1 Disember memandangkan kontrak semasa mereka hanya berakhir pada akhir bulan.

Sumber berita:
Daily Express - 20/11/12

Nov 19, 2012

Kejohanan Mykids Soccer Kebangsaan: Pasukan bawah 12 Sabah mara ke suku akhir

Pasukan bawah 12 tahun Sabah mara ke suku akhir Kejohanan Mykids Soccer peringkat Kebangsaan selepas menewaskan pasukan Perak 3-0 dalam perlawanan terakhir peringkat kumpulan D di padang UITM Arau, Perlis petang tadi.

Kemenangan itu meletakkan Sabah muncul naib juara di belakang pasukan Terengganudi kumpulan D bagi membolehkan mereka layak ke suku akhir bertemu dengan juara kumpulan C, Kuala Lumpur esok. Dalam dua perlawanan sebelum itu, Sabah seri 1-1 dengan Pahang sebelum mengikat juara kumpulan, Terengganu 2-2.

Namun, nasib kurang menyebelahi buat skuad bawah 10 tahun apabila mereka tewas dalam semua perlawanan dalam peringkat kumpulan sekaligus menduduki tangga tercorot dalam kumpulan. Beraksi di kumpulan B, Sabah tewas 0-2 kepada tuan rumah, Perlis sebelum tunduk 1-4 kepada Negeri Sembilan dan menamatkan saingan kumpulan dengan kekalahan kepada Pulau Pinang dengan keputusan 2-4.

Keputusan dan kedudukan Bawah 10
Keputusan dan kedudukan Bawah 12

Sumber info/gambar:
pembangunanbolasepaknegara.blogspot.com

Nov 18, 2012

Cebagoo FC to hold selection trials Nov 19

FAM debutant...Cebagoo FC
KOTA KINABALU: FAM Cup bound Cebagoo FC will be holding selection trials for Under-21 players.

The one-day trials on November 19 will be held at the Sabah Foundation field from 4pm.

Its President Mohd Joh Hj Wid said for the new season, teams in the FAM Cup are required to register at least 10 Under-21 players (born in 1991).

“At the moment, we still need several slots left for these players (Under-21) in order to comply with the competition regulations.

“We are calling on State players, especially from the Under-19 squad, who failed to make it into the State President’s Cup team to attend trials with us.

“Those who have represented their schools or universities are also encouraged to come,” said Joh.

Joh said Sabah’s young talent should be exposed to this level of competition.

He also revealed that the club is in the final phase of preparations before submitting their full squad to the FA of Malaysia.

“Hopefully, all the sponsorship dealings will go on as planned, in order for us to see action in the FAM Cup.

Once everything is finalised, including registration, Joh said they will make an official announcement on the full list of the team.

News source:
New Sabah Times

Nov 16, 2012

Who will replace Khairul?

Kota Kinabalu: Khairul Azman Mohd impending departure from the state team has opened the door for a new goalkeeper coach next season.

The former international has recently announced his intention to join Johor next season as their goalkeeper coach although he has yet to sign any paper with his new employer.

If he does leave, the Sabah FA will have to take extra precaution in naming the new coach as it is a very important position for the team who are vying for an immediate return to the Super League.

Last season, the team had let in a total of 52 league goals no thanks to some sloppy goalkeeping which prompted the management to engage the service of veteran coach Awal Taham to give extra coaching to the three goalies towards the end of the season.

The 60-year-old who is the most experienced as well as innovative in his coaching method with goalkeepers is not likely to take up the post as he is more inclined to coach young goalkeepers nowadays.

Sabah reserve team keeper Andre S Tipay who pulled out a string of breathtaking saves to help Sabah to win the Sukma Gold medal in July was one of the products from his hard work.

The favourites to take over the vacant post are likely to be Awal's two former students, ex-national and state goalkeeper Mark Damun Joseph Sagar and Jasrih Jabirin @Jerry.

The former has just returned from Teluk Intan, Perak where he spent the last six months employed by FAM as the Malaysian women team goalkeeper coach for the newly assembled team under Jacob Joseph.

The Kota Kinabalu City Hall employee is understood to be out of contract at the moment as the team is currently taking a break until next year.

Jerry on the other hand is definitely more experienced having passed the exam earlier and he was also the coach for the state premier league team three seasons ago before Khairul took over his place.

But who ever is chosen by the FA, they must do it fast as the pre-season training for the team will start next Monday even though the two new goalies will probably be arrived only at the end of the month.

News source:
Daily Express - 16/11/12

Maxsius Musa terpilih dalam skuad Harimau Muda B

Pemain skuad Piala Presiden Sabah, Maxsius Musa berjaya memikat hati jurulatih pasukan Harimau Muda B, Ismail Ibrahim untuk diserapkan ke dalam pasukan pelapis skuad kebangsaan negara. Maxsius yang juga merupakan sebahagian daripada skuad Sabah yang memenangi pingat emas di kejohanan SUKMA Pahang baru-baru ini akan disertai oleh sembilan pemain lain.

Maxsius Musa
Mereka adalah, Mohammad Faizat Ghazali (Pulau Pinang), Muhammad Hafizul Hakim S Vikineswaran (Perak), Mohd Hafis Saperi, Shreen Tambi, Mohd Ibrahim Jobeli (Sarawak), Mohd Asyraf Abdul Talib, Mohd Iskandar Hanapiah (Johor) dan Ramdhan Abd Hamid (Kelantan).

Maxsius pemain kelahiran Keningau ini merupakan antara tonggak utama dalam pasukan Piala Presiden Sabah dan membantu pasukan ini layak sehingga ke peringkat separuh akhir selepas menjuarai peringkat liga kumpulan B. Walaupun memiliki susuk badan yang kecil, pemain ini mempunyai kelebihan melakukan percubaan menggunakan kedua-dua belah kakinya. Bermain di posisi sayap kanan, Maxsius beberapa kali melakukan jaringan menerusi percubaan jarak jauh untuk pasukan ketika kempen Piala Presiden musim ini.

Pemilihan Maxsius ke dalam skuad Harimau Muda B ini merupakan satu lagi kebanggaan buat seluruh peminat bolasepak tempatan selepas kita melihat kejayaan seorang lagi pemain kita, Rozaimi Abd. Rahman yang kini telahpun mendapat tempat dalam skuad Harimau Muda A dan skuad kebangsaan.

Tahniah Maxsius Musa!!!

Nov 15, 2012

Senarai pemain Sabah 2013 (bukan rasmi)

Senarai pemain Sabah musim 2013

Senarai penuh pemain skuad Sabah bagi musim 2013 belum lagi muktamad selepas Sabah FA menangguhkan pengumuman senarai pemain yang akan membarisi skuad Sabah musim depan. Penangguhan ini adalah disebabkan panel pemilihan pemain yang diketuai oleh jurulatih, David McCreery masih belum dapat memuktamadkan senarai penuh skuad.

Namun, SAFA telah mengesahkan tiga pemain import tempatan sudah pasti akan bersama Sabah musim depan iaitu pemain tengah Selangor, Mohd. Fazilidin Khalid (27 thn), bekas penyerang Harimau Muda yang beraksi untuk Felda United musim lalu, Ahmad Aminuddin Shaharudin (22 thn) dan bekas penyerang T-Team, Khairul Izwan Khalid (28 thn). Dikhabarkan juga bahawa lima pemain import tempatan bakal menyertai tiga pemain ini termasuk dua penjaga gol namun sehingga kini tidak didedakah oleh pihak Sabah FA bagi menghormati kontrak mereka yang hanya akan berakhir pada 30 Nov ini.

Nov 14, 2012

Tiga pemain import tempatan sah bersama Sabah musim 2013

Pemain baru Sabah 2013 | Pemain import tempatan

Sabah FA hari ini mengesahkan telah rasmi menandatangani tiga pemain baru dari semenanjung bagi saingan Liga Perdana musim 2013. Tiga pemain ini adalah sebahagian daripada sejumlah lapan pemain import tempatan yang dipancing oleh Sabah FA. Identiti lima lagi pemain tidak didedahkan bagi menghormati kontrak pemain-pemain tersebut yang hanya akan tamat pada 30 November ini.

Tiga pemain baru yang telah sah bersama dengan skuad Sabah musim depan adalah pemain tengah Selangor, Mohd. Fazilidin Khalid (27 thn), bekas penyerang Harimau Muda yang beraksi untuk Felda United musim lalu, Ahmad Aminuddin Shaharudin (22 thn) dan bekas penyerang T-Team, Khairul Izwan Khalid (28 thn).

Nov 13, 2012

Pitch hampers selection process

Kota Kinabalu: Poor pitch condition was the main concern for coach David McCreery as the deadline for finalising the State M-League team nears.

With the Sabah Football Association set to announce the players to play for the State by Friday including the imports , the appalling pitch at the Likas Sports Complex 'B" field due to the heavy weather had hampered the task of finalising the list of players handled by David and his assistants Andrew Majanggim and Johnny Dominicus.

The team was unable to use the main stadium which is temporarily closed for renovation until the end of the year so is the Penampang Stadium in preparation for the Sabah Games to be held here next year.

The trial on Monday morning saw all the players having a tough time to showcase their abilities under the soggy condition and David was sympathetic with them.

"It was just difficult for everybody with the current pitch condition and it was also unfair for the players as under such circumstances, no one will be able to produce their best."

He said there will be two more sessions to be held at the same pitch today and tomorrow unless they are allowed to play at the UMS Stadium.

Meanwhile, four foreign import strikers are here trying their luck with the team.

The first to arrive was the product of EPL's West Ham United Academy Ibrahima Sow, a French Senegalese followed by Moroccan Zakaria Saylane, Senegalese Pape Leter and Fokim Fonda from Cameroon who was the last to arrive on Sunday night.

Two more are believed to be on the way here with one from Sudan and the other from Ivory Coast.

A Peninsula based striker who played in a Super League team last season was one of the few who managed to make their mark during the trial here together with former State player Hardy Charles Parsi who last played for ATM in the 2011 season.

The only Peninsula player that the FA had confirmed signed so far was T-Team striker Khairul Izuan Khalid who played with his new teammates on Monday and the FA Vice President ll Datuk Yusof Kassim was also present during the session talking to the coaches.

News source:
Daily Express

Nov 12, 2012

Khairul: I’m leaving … with a heavy heart

12th November, 2012

KOTA KINABALU: Long-serving Khairul Azman Mohd has decided to leave Sabah for greener pastures.

The lanky, former national goalkeeper is all set to join Super League side Johor on an undisclosed two-year contract as their goalkeeper coach.

He will reunite with his former team-mate Fandi Ahmad, who is the team’s head coach-cum-manager.

The two played together for Pahang in 1991 and 1992 and it was in 1992 that the duo won four trophies with Pahang.

Besides winning the Premier League crown and the Malaysia Cup, the team also won the Fair Play and Charity Shield.

Khairul, whose contract with the Sabah FA runs out end of this month, left for the Southern State yesterday to finalise the deal.

“Everything has been verbally agreed by both parties. It is only a matter of putting pen to paper,” said Khairul when contacted yesterday.

Khairul, who is married to a local Sabahan and has a five-year-old son, said he leaves Sabah with a heavy heart.

“I’m leaving the Sabah team with a heavy heart. The main reason why I decided to go is because I want to gain new experience, and it has nothing to do with a good offer.

“I will come back to Sabah one day, if there is any opportunity I will be back with the Sabah team as well and will share the experience I have gained with the Sabah players,” the 44-year-old former State skipper said.

Khairul also thanked the Sabah FA, especially its President Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman, deputy president Datuk Lawrence Gimbang, Secretary General Alijus Hj Sipil as well as former Treasurer Hj Shahriman Abdullah for giving him the chance to be part of the team for the last two seasons.

“I would also like to say thank you to the previous management such as Datuk Seri Anifah Aman (former President), and his committee members for the memorable success the team achieved while under their leadership.

Khairul, who now holds the FA of Malaysia License C certificate and had just attended the License B course, signed for Sabah in 1995.

During his stay with Sabah, he helped guide the team to the FA Cup crown in 1995 and the Premier League (now known as the Super League) the following year.

After almost a decade donning Sabah colours making a total of 249 caps, Khairul called it a day at the end of the 2005 season, no thanks to his knee problem, and joined the team as a goalkeeper coach in 2006.

He was the team’s goalkeeper coach until 2008. He left the team the end of 2008 before making a return in 2011.

Prior to signing for Sabah, Khairul, who once won the Asia’s Best Goalkeeper Award, made 59 capped for Malaysia.

He started his football career with his State team Pahang in 1985 at the age of 17.

He made his national debut in 1991, played for the country until 1997.

News source:
New Sabah Times

Nov 9, 2012

Sabah FA hopes to finalise foreign imports soon

9th November, 2012
KOTA KINABALU: At least four foreign players are expected to be on trials with the State squad starting this weekend as the Sabah FA hopes to complete their two-foreign players’ quota signing before they begin their pre-season training for the 2013 challenge.

They are now close to tying up Welsh defender, Rhys David Weston, who once skippered Scottish side Dundee FC, and are looking for their second signing, preferably a striker.

“At least four players (foreign) will attend trials with the team this weekend,” the FA Secretary General Alijus Hj Sipil confirmed yesterday.

“Those named currently on our list are all offensive players,” he added.

The foursome, Alijus revealed are Koh Traore and Sow Ibrahim, both African, Herby Fortunat from the Carribean and Morocco’s Zakaria Salyane.

“We hope that at least one of them could meet our requirements, otherwise we will bring in more for trials,” said Alijus.

On the foursome, Alijus said that they do not know much about them, adding that based on their records, they seemed to be good.

“However, we will not pick players based on their resume, and that is the very reason why we are bringing them in and would put them to the test before any deal is done.”

Sabah, who is under the watchful eyes of David McCreery, will be plying their trade in the Premier League next season after being demoted from the Super League this year.

News source:
New Sabah Times

Sabah uji empat pemain import untuk musim 2013

Herby Fortunat
Sabah FA mendedahkan sekurang-kurangnya  empat pemain import asing dijangka akan hadir ke ujian pemilihan terbuka yang bermula hari ini sehingga Ahad bagi melengkapkan kuota dua pemain import untuk saingan Liga Perdana musim depan.

Satu tempat bagi kuota pemain import sudah pasti milik pertahanan berasal dari Wales, Rhys David Weston yang telah berlatih bersama skuad Sabah sejak sebulan lepas dan telah tiba ke sini tiga hari yang lalu.

Setiausaha Agung Sabah FA (SAFA) Alijus Sipil mengesahkan bahawa empat pemain tersebut akan hadir dalam ujian hujung minggu ini dan keempat-empat mereka adalah pemain yang bermain di posisi serangan.

Beliau mendedahkan empat pemain tersebut adalah Koh Traore dan Sow Ibrahim dari Afrika, Herby Fortunat pemain kelahiran Haiti dan Zakaria Salyane dari Maghribi.

Koh Traore, 23 tahun adalah pemain penyerang yang berasal dari Burkina Faso yang terakhir beraksi untuk kelab dari Algeria, WA Tlemcen. Herby Fortunat, 30 tahun dilahirkan di Haiti tetapi bermain untuk pasukan kebangsaan Congo dengan 1 cap. Herby yang bermain di posisi serangan terakhir bermain untuk pasukan kelab Vietnam, Can Tho FC

Nov 8, 2012

Sabahawks trials this weekend

8th November, 2012
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah FA will be holding a three-day open selection trials at the Kota Kinabalu Sports Complex field B from Nov 9 to 11, 2012.

Alijus Hj Sipil said this will be the final venue for them to unearth hidden talents before they finalise their squad for the 2013 season.

The FA Secretary-General added that a few foreign players are also expected to attend the trials.

“Our priority is to look for another foreign player (preferably a striker) to fill in one of the two slots for import players.

“One of the slots for foreign imports will almost certainly go to a defender. This potential candidate has been training with the team since attending earlier trials, last month,” said Alijus obviously referring to a former Arsenal academy graduate Rhys Weston, who was here on trial for almost two weeks before heading home.

“As for the local players, the list is almost finalised, and there are only a few slots left for local imports, which is still left vacant,” said Alijus via SMS yesterday.

He said that the FA will announce its final squad on November 15, which will be followed by a contract-signing ceremony a few days later, after which the team will begin intensive pre-season training.

In a related development, Alijus also revealed that they are also on the verge of finalising its President’s Cup (Under-21) and Youth (Under-19) squads.

He said the ongoing state-wide roadshow that began in September (2012) will end at the Sukma field on November 10 and 11.

Interested players are advised to report for the trials to be conducted by Justin Ganai and assisted by Matasan Ahmad, at 8am on both days.

Alijus revealed that thus far, they have shortlisted 23 players from the selection trials tour held across the State.

Five each are from Tawau and Sandakan, three from Keningau, two each from Labuan, Pitas and Kinabatangan, and one each from Ranau, Matunggong, Nabawan and Kuala Penyu.

As for the President’s Cup squad, 20 candidates have been shortlisted from Keningau (4), Labuan (4), Kinabatangan (2), Ranau (2), Pitas (2), Tawau (2), Sandakan (2), Kudat (1) and Telupid (1).

“This will be the final tour, and we hope that those who missed the previous selection trials will come and attend this trials,” said Alijus.

News source:
New Sabah Times

Rhys to don Sabah colours

GL Oh
Kota Kinabalu: Former Dundee captain Rhys David Weston is the first foreign import confirmed to play for the Sabah Premier League team next season.

The Welsh international flew in from London via Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday night and was received by coach David McCreery, Johnny Dominicus and Sabah Football Association official Amsir Abdullah at Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Sabah FA Secretary General Alijus Sipil has confirmed to Express Sports on Wednesday that the central defender will be offered a one year contract.

Rhys came early last month for a one week trial here and his undoubted skills with both feet as well as his commanding display on the field had won praises from both fellow players and coaches alike.

He said earlier that he was first informed by an agent on the possibility of playing here after quitting Dundee whom he helped guide to a second place finish in the Scottish first division last season.

He admitted that he had never heard of Sabah before but decided to take the chance and was genuinely impressed with the place and people here and was willing to offer his service for the team next season as he felt that it is a very good opportunity for him to try something new in this part of the world after more than 400 games as a professional.

Another import from Ivory Coast who is said to be a top striker is also on his way here early next week.

Alijus added that the team is still looking for players from other teams to beef up the squad and they have approached a few of the players but was unable to reveal their names as yet because they are still under contract with their current employer.

As for the local front, unless there is a big surprise in the selection trial this weekend then it is almost a done deal with some of the currently players who have been training under David for the past few months are set to be named in the final squad.

Meanwhile, Alijus said the open trial for the State team is still on and they will be held at the Likas Complex B field starting at 8am from Nov 9-11.

The State FA will also be holding a trial to select players for the President Cup (Under-21) and the Youth team (Under-19) from Nov 10-11 at the Likas Sukma Field.

Alijus urged those who missed out on the chance to attend the previous trials which was held at several districts since September, to attend the session which will be conducted by Justin Ganai and Matasan Ahmad.

He also disclosed that 20 players have been shortlisted for the President Cup and 23 players for the Under-19 squad so far.

News source:
Daily Express

Nov 2, 2012

Rozaimi at the crossroads

2nd November, 2012

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah sensation – youngster Md Rozaimi Abd Rahman is at the crossroads.

The striker has received an unofficial offer from the Young Tigers A, who are playing in the S-League, but is undecided whether to take up the offer or stick with his beloved Sabahawks.

The former TABS Kota Kinabalu player signed a new contract only recently with his employer – the Sabah FA, which only ends after the 2014 season, and he hopes to see off the contract.

However, he fears that if he remains playing for Sabah, he may not be picked for next year’s SEA Games in Myanmar.

And that has given him a slight headache of whether to join the Young Tigers A or stay in Sabah.

“My heart says remain in Sabah but if I do that, I may not be considered for the SEA Games,” Rozaimi was quoted by a national daily as saying yesterday.

“National youth coach Ong Kim Swee made a verbal offer recently but I have not received anything official. I will wait for it before deciding.

“I, however, prefer to play for Sabah until 2014. I want to help them regain their Super League status next season. I also want to score as many goals for Sabah after netting only five in the just-concluded season.

Rozaimi, who was voted the season’s Most Promising Player at the FAM National Football Awards on Tuesday, became the hottest property in local football after making headlines in the AFC Under-22 qualifiers in Myanmar earlier this year.

He scored 10 goals for Malaysia.

The Kota Kinabalu lad, just 20 years old, also played an instrumental role in Sabah’s historic win in the Malaysia Games in Kuantan.

Rozaimi played on loan for Selangor during the Malaysia Cup campaign but he failed to steer the 32-time winners to victory in the competition.

“I did not play well at all for Selangor. As a striker, I was supposed to score goals but I only managed two.

Rozaimi, who hurt his hamstring in training with the national Under-21 squad recently, has now picked up a groin injury.

“I have been off tough training for the last two weeks. It is getting better. I am honoured to be part of the 33-member squad for the AFF Cup. However, I am only on the standby list at the moment.

Sarawak’s Ashri Chuchu, Terengganu’s Zubir Azmi, PKNS’ Azrif Nasrulhaq Badrul Hisham, Perak President’s Cup captain Nurridzuan Abu Hassan and D. Kenny Palraj have also been offered to join the Tigers.

After earning his first cap as a substitute in Malaysia’s 6-0 win over Sri Lanka in April, Rozaimi was in the national squad for the friendly matches against English Premier League sides Arsenal and Manchester City last July before travelling to Austria for matches.

News source:
New Sabah Times

Nov 1, 2012

Tiga pemain tolak tawaran

Berita dan perkembangan terkini Sabah FA

GL Oh
Kota Kinabalu: Usaha skuad untuk merekrut pemain import tempatan terhalang apabila tiga daripada sasaran mereka menolak tawaran.

Difahamkan, Persatuan Bola Sepak Sabah (SAFA) dalam mesyuarat yang dipengerusikan oleh Naib Presiden Datuk Osman Jamal minggu lepas bersetuju dengan terma yang diminta oleh pemain tersebut dalam mesyuarat awal.

Bagaimanapun, pemain-pemain itu membuat pegawai SAFA 'tergamam' apabila mereka memutuskan untuk menolak tawaran itu dengan pelbagai alasan apabila mereka diberi kontrak.

Disebabkan itu, pihak pengurusan perlu menggandakan usaha mencari alternatif lain bagi memperkukuhkan skuad, terutama dalam bahagian pertahanan dan serangan.

Dengan kesediaan Johor untuk memberikan imbuhan yang besar untuk menambat pemain top tempatan seperti kapten Selangor, Safiq Rahim, pasangan kembar Muhd. Aidil Adha dan Muhd. Zaquan Adha dari ATM dan pemain pertahanan Terengganu, Muslim Ahmad yang pernah diintai oleh Sabah, ia membuatkan keadaan bertambah sukar kerana Sabah terpaksamenawarkan bayaran yang lebih besar untuk menawan hati pemain berstatus serupa untuk bermain dalam Liga Perdana musim depan.

Walaupun berdepan kesulitan, pasukan negeri dikira sudah berjaya mendapat tandatangan dua penjaga gol bagi mengisi kekosongan yang ditinggakan oleh Syed Adney Syed Hussin dan Azizon Abd. Kadir.

Salah seorang daripadanya adalah bekas pemain remaja antarabangsa manakala seorang lagi adalah pemain simpanan dalam pasukan utama Liga Super.

Pemain penyerang, T-Team, Khairul Izuan Khalid yang datang untuk sesi percubaan minggu lepas besar kemungkinan akan menyarung jersi Sabah.

Bekas penyerang antarabangsa Wales, Rhys David Weston dipercayai sedang dalam perjalanan kembali ke negeri ini, sekitar minggu ini dan dia besar kemungkinan ditawarkan kontrak oleh SAFA.

Sementara itu, Setiausaha Agung SAFA, Alijus Sipil, terdahulu berkata, sesi pemilihan terbuka untuk semua pemain tempatan dan import akan diadakan disini pada 9-10 November. namun, venue belum ditentukan memandangkan Stadium Likas sedang diubahsuai ketika ini.

Tambahnya, senarai penuh skuad negeri 2013 akan diumumkan pada 15 November dan majlis menandatangani kontrak akan diadakan beberapa hari kemudian.

Sumber berita:
Daily Expres
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