Friday, May 30, 2008

Sanjay goes to Games

THE Penang Royal Malaysian Customs has finally given leave to Penang HA vice-president S. Sanjilatheeban to officiate at the Terengganu Malaysia Games.
Sanjilatheeban, who is also the Malaysian Hockey Fed eration treasurer, tendered his resignation from the treasurer’s post on Wednesday, when his unrecorded leave was rejected.
"We (the MHF) are happy with the outcome, and grateful that the Penang Royal Malaysian Customs have agreed to give Sanjilatheeban leave.
"We need the support from employers, as hockey tour naments are run by volunteers, and hopefully, in future there will no longer be any such problems," said MHF secretary Sgt Hashim Yusoff.
Sanjilatheeban, has been the MHF treasurer since 2004 and is in his second term. He has also been the senior vice president of PSHA since 2000.

Perak confident of crown

ACROBATIC ... Terengganu girls' sepaktakraw player in training for the Malaysia Games carnival.
PERAK beat Kelantan 4-2 yesterday to set up a date with Kuala Lumpur in the semi-finals of the National Under-16 hockey tournament in Alor Star.
Kuala Lumpur were held to a 0-0 draw by Terengganu, but advanced 3-0 on penalty strokes.
In the last-eight encounter, Singapore beat Johor 6-4 and will meet Penang, who beat Selangor 5-2.
And Perak are confident that they will march into the final, and defend their crown again.
"We have the players to beat Kuala Lumpur, and then lay our hands on the title again," said Perak team manager M. Kulasingam.
Kulasingam’s confidence stems from the fact that Perak have 10 players who won the title last year.
"This batch of players have been together from the Under- 12 tournament, and they have a great understanding. And after watching the other states, I am certain that we have the edge and will go all the way again," said Kulasingam.
Perak got their goals off Firdaus Sidek (eighth), Shazril Irwan (20th), Shazrul Imran (30th) and Izad Hakimi (69th). Fitri Shaari (22nd) and Hanif Ropi (50th) scored for Ke lantan.
Johor took a 3-1 lead, but allowed Singapore back into the match in the second half, and were bundled out 6-4.
Mohamed Nor Aqmal (sixth, 34th, 52nd) and Hafiz Nawi (14th) scored for Johor, while Silas Abdul Razak (ninth, 36th), Mohamed Azhari (44th, 68th) and N. Balukumaran (56th, 60th) scored for Singapore.
RESULTS: Quarter-finals -- Perak 4 Kelantan 2, Johor 4 Singapore 6, Kuala Lumpur 0 Terengganu 0 (KL win 3-0 on penalties), Penang 5 Selangor 2.
TODAY -- Semi-finals: Perak v Kuala Lumpur (3pm); Singapore v Penang (5pm).