Sunday, September 23, 2012


Several players, discarded under the old coaching regime are expected to be given a second lease when the national team resumes training on October 11.

Currently six names are being considered for a recall by Paul Revington and approaches are said to have been made to them by way of fitness programs being disseminated to them by the national set-up.

Though there is no confirmation, as this blogger will never be privy to this kind of information, it is learnt that Mohd Madzli Ikmar and Mohd Amin Rahim who last played for the country at the Dublin Olympic Qualifiers and Sultan Azlan Shah Cup have been asked to come out of retirement.

Also expected to mark a return is Ismail Abu who last donned the national jersey at the 2009 Champions Challenge 1, ironically also in Dublin, and Chua Boon Huat, both who were omitted from the national squad prior to the World Cup Qualifiers in Invercargill.

And that is not all, for also on the recall list are the Mohan brothers-Jiwa and Jivan.

Virtually all the players in the Olympic Qualifiers training squad to be included, the list of 25 - 30 trainees that Revington was to release is a done deal.