Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Should South Korea decline the Malaysian invitation to participate in a 3 Nation Invitational Tournament scheduled for next month, then it may well be only Australia that Malaysia will face in their final tune up for the November World Cup Qualifiers.

MHF are hoping to hold a 3 Nation Tournament and South Korea top the list as Pakistan and India have lined up Europe and Canadian Tours respectively.

And in a twist of events Chua Boon Huat and Mohd Sallehin Ghani have been given the greenlight to play in the Austrian League. The duo are expected to leave on Sept 17 for a week before a ten day stint early October.

However they will then have to convince coach Tai Beng Hai that they are worthy of a place in the final 18 for the World Cup Qualifiers in November.

' I am happy to be given permission and will fight for my place in the team,' said Chua.

'it is a good opportunity for me to look at the ability of the Austrian players and hope to provide as much info as I can to our coaches.'

While that was music to the ears of the players, some players in the national team have to explain why they have been missing from some training sessions since the team regrouped on Aug 31.