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FIVE Malaysians will be heading abroad Saturday to ply their trade in France and German leagues.
Former national player S. Selvaraju and former national coach K. Dharmaraj help secure clubs for the players, while the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) provided the release letters.
Funding came from the National Sports Council as well as UniKL Hockey Club.
Selvaraju, who started his career by playing in the 2005 Junior World Cup in Rotterdam, will be playing for Wespen HC, a Division Two outfit in Germany, together with twins Shazril Irwan, 21, and Shazrul Imran Nazli.
Locally, Shazril plays for Tenaga Nasional while Shazrul for UniKL.
Former national player Megat Azrafiq will head for France to play for Division Two outfit PSG HC.
Nor Aqmal Mohamed (UniKL) and Khairul Amirin (KLHC) will play for
German club Marrindoff HC.
"This collaboration between German and France clubs was made possible with help from many quarters, and in the end, the country will benefit by sending our youth to play in overseas leagues. UniKL and Dharmaraj played a big role in securing sponsorship and clubs for the boys," said Selvaraju.
The five will return in June.