FORMER international Arul Selvaraj’s first task after a successful coaching stint in Ireland is to take charge of UniKL in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).
Arul, who is also the newly appointed assistant coach of the national team, will have former internationals K. Embaraj and M. Nadarajan helping him with UniKl.
Nadarajan said: “Arul has a lot of experience. I believe he is the right guy to pull the strings for UniKL, and with Embaraj on his side I think this team of youngsters can really go far this year.”
Most of UniKL players are aged 17-21 and the club signed S. Selvaraju and Baljit Singh Charun to guide the youngsters.
“We lost out in the past years due to experience, but this year the players are more confident,” said Nadarajan.
Asked his thoughts on this year’s MHL which will only last for five weeks, Nadarajan said: “It is very sad. Back in 1987 the MHL premier division had 14 teams, now we only have six, and the atmospheres during games are very dull. What is going to happen next?