Friday, December 25, 2009


The National Sports Council have yet to hear anything from the Malaysian Hockey Federation with regards to the plan to hire Dutchman Roelant Oltmans as the National Coach.

And contrary to what has been reported, NSC has already informed MHF on just how much they are willing to commit with regards to the salaries for the former Pakistan and Dutch coach.

A MHF official had gone on record to say that MHF were unable to make a decision with regards to hiring Oltmans as NSC Director General Dato Zolkples Embong had not attended the Management Committee Meeting held on December 13 in Penang as he was away for the SEA Games.

"We have already discussed the appointment and as so far as NSC are concerned we have made a commitment to a certain amount of money to hire the coach," said Dato Zolkples when contacted by this blog last night .

"So really it will be for MHF to determine if they want to go ahead with this appointment as NSC can only assist and have no direct say with regards to the candidate."

"As far as I know MHF has yet to revert to us if the deal has gone through and we are in the dark as everyone else."

Zolkples added that MHF has also yet to revert to NSC on the renewal of contracts for local coaches. It is learnt that the contracts of Tai Beng Hai and Nor Saiful Zaini will expire on December 31.

"I am not aware of any request made to extend their contracts," said Zolkples.

"As far as I know there was a discussion with regards to having two local coaches to assist Oltmans. So far the names have not been forwarded to NSC and we will await for them to decide on this matter.