Thursday, March 22, 2012


Having got off the phone with three senior Malaysian Hockey Confederation officials, it is likely that the coaching staff that failed at the Olympic Qualifiers in Dublin last week will be retained for the 3 Nations Pakistan Invitational Tournament and the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament.

The claimed that due to the fact that these two events were close, they had no choice but to retain Beng Hai and his staff until the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup as the invitational in Pakistan is is mid April and its too late to change coaches.

So failure it seems is condoned by MHC as they continue to put faith in failures. What is more alarming is the fact that NSC were never notified on the Pakistan Invitational Tournament and if the NSC decides not to pay, will MHC fork out thousands of ringgit to play against two teams that they will meet again in May during the Azlan Shah Tournament?

And to top it all, the Indians are sending their developmental squad but that is reason enough for MHC to retain a failed coaching set up. After all I guess its a case of you scratch my back and I scratch yours in MHC.

Wonder why the silence from MHC corridors of power in the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil? Perhaps the head of delegation is busy preparing his report for the stout support group or making plans as to who to destroy next so as to enable the corner shop friends to move up the appointment list.