Twenty three under-19 players have been selected for centralised training at the National Sports Council (NSC) in preparation for the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) 2015 Under-19 Championship in Vientiane, Laos from Aug 22 to Sept 4.
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), in a media statement, said 21 of the 23 players placed under U-19 squad chief coach, Hassan Sazali Mohd Waras were from 30 Harimau Muda C players with the remaining two from Frenz United club.
In the AFF U-19 tournament, Malaysia were drawn in Group B with Vietnam, Myanmar, Singapore and Timor Leste, while Group A comprised Thailand, Australia, Cambodia, Brunei, Philippines and Laos. Malaysia will start their campaign at the championship against Timor Leste on Aug 23, Singapore (Aug 25), Vietnam (Aug 27) and Myanmar (Aug 29) while the semi-finals and the final are scheduled on Sept 2 and 4 respectively.
Meanwhile, 20 under-14 (U-14) players under coach Richard Nelson Scully are scheduled to leave for Brunei on Sunday for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-14 Regional Football Festival 2015 at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei from Aug 18-23.
Malaysia are in Group A with Brunei, Timor Leste, Philippines and Myanmar while Group B comprised Laos, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand.
Malaysia will meet Timor Leste in their first match on Aug 19, followed by matches against Myanmar and Brunei on Aug 21 and the last group match against the Philippines on Aug 22.
List of U-19 players:
Khatul Anuar Md Jalil, Muhammad Hazrull Hafiz Zulkifly, Muhamad Hafiy Haikal Ismail, Muhamad Danish Haziq Saipul Hisham, Mohamad Hariz Kamarudin, Muhammad Nazirul Afif Ibrahim, R.Dinesh, Tan Yung Hong, Mohamad Ramadhan Jalil, Dominic Tan Jun Jin, Muhamad Rizalul Azuwan Supandri, Nik Azli Nik Alias, Muhammad Shahrul Akmal Md Adnan, Mohammad Fitri Amani Ismail, Mohd Aiman Shakir Mohd Hashim, S.Thipanraj, Muhammad Syahmi Safari, Muhammad Jafri Muhammad Firdaus Chew, Mohamed Syamer Kutty Abba, Badrul Amin Rusalan, M.Kogileswaran Raj, Muhammad Izaffiq Ruzi, Mohammad Amirul Muhamad.
List of U-14 squad:
Nor Hakeem Hamidun, Muhammad Syafiq Sabaruddin, Muhamad Haziq Kamarulzaman, Muhammad Irfan Faiz Mohd Shaharudin, Muhammad Syahkhir Muhammad Razali, Muhammad Haziq Ramli, Muhammad Aikmal Roslan, Adam Farhan Mohd Azmi, Muhammad Noor Ezuwan Marhakim, V.Vinod, Akmal Hakim Razali, Danish Iman Mohd Kamarulzaman, Muhammad Aidil Azuan, T.Saravanan, Muhamad Muizuddin Nafis Nazrol, Muhammad Izzat Zikri Iziruddin, Muhammad Shafi Azswad Sapari, Mohd Nasip Mohammad Zain, Aidil Firdaus Muhad Razuli, Muhammad Fadil Abdullah. – BERNAMA