It is learnt that the MHF Management Commiittee that met on Monday has appointed Nor Saiful Zaini as the Assistant Coach of the National Team.
The move to bring Saiful back was initiated by Chief Coach Stephen van Huizen via Deputy President Nur Azmi Ahmad during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
Azmi, without consulting his very own Team Management Committee and the Coaching Committee, raised the matter at the Management Committee Meeting held at the office of Tengku Mahkota Pahang, the President of MHF.
So really Azmi seems to be running MHF and pays scant respect to regulations as well as the constitution of MHF.
Interestingly though, the paymasters NSC were only made aware of the proposal on the day of the meeting, thus Azmi once again giving the MHF/NSC Joint Committee scant respect.
Nor Saiful was the Assistant Coach of the team last year and his name was conspicously missing when the new appointments were made in March this year.
He turned down the chance to lead the 1 MAS Development Program where he was said to have been offered the Development Director's position.
News on Saiful's appointment will be released soon and we welcome him back into the coaching set up.