Sunday, September 21, 2008

The best for Hamburg Masters

MALAYSIA have selected their best, and coach Sarjit Singh (pic) expects results in the Hamburg Masters in Germany on Oct 3- 5.
Malaysia will be up against hosts and Olympic Champions Germany, Pakistan and Belgium in the invitational tour nament.
“Five players are currently overseas and they will join us in Hamburg, while I have selected the best squad and expect them to deliver in the tournament,” said Sarjit.
S. Selvaraju and Baljit Singh are currently in Germany, while Chua Boon Huat is playing in New Zealand, and Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin and Jivan Mohan in the Netherlands.
All five will re-group for the tournament, where Malaysia will be looking to beat Belgium and Pakistan, and give their best against Germany.
The national team is practically jobless this year, and the players will return to play in the Malaysia Hockey League.
Their big assignment is the Asia Cup in Dubai next year as it offers three direct entries into the 2010 New Delhi World Cup.
Malaysia, Japan, China, South Korea, India and Pakistan, will joined by Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Cup winner Bangladesh and runners-up Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup.
MALAYSIA -- Goalkeepers: S. Kumar, Khairulnizam Ibrahim; Madzli Ikmar, Megat Azrafiq, Baljit Singh Sarjab Singh, Sallehin Ghani, Baljit Singh Charun Singh, Amin Rahim, Kelvinder Singh.
Sukri Mutalib, Sharun Nabil, Jivan Mohan, Azlan Misron, Razie Rahim, Chua Boon Huat, S. Selvaraju, Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin, Ismail Abu.
HAMBURG MASTERS FIXTURES — Oct 3: Pakistan v Belgium, Malaysia v Germany.
Oct 4: Malaysia v Pakistan, Belgium v Germany.
Oct 5: Belgium v Malaysia, Pakistan v Germany.