Saturday, February 27, 2016

MHC: We've cleared 93 per cent of our debts

Pic by Utusan Malaysia. Subahan (right).

THE Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) held their fifth Executive Board meting in Malacca Saturday, and announced that they have cleared 93 percent out of their RM2.6 million inherited from the previous regime.
  Former president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah left the huge amount for incoming president Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal to clear, and team-work saw the MHC back in the black.
  Subahan and his team took over in May last year: "We are happy to announce that the MHC has managed to clear 93 per cent of our debt in such a short time and are looking forward to implementing more development and other programmes with the help of our sponsors," said MHC CEO K. Logan Raj.
  The other topics discussed at the EB meeting were the progress of the National teams as well as 1Mas Development programme.
  "The target is to get back into the Olympics and also the senior and junior World Cups. Numerous programmes are under way towards achieving these dreams," said Logan.
  The MHC are also on a 'campaign' to get closer to their state reps, and that is why the meeting was meld in Malacca. Two matches between the senior and development teams were also held recently in Malacca and Seremban to move away from centralising everything in Kuala Lumpur.
  Meanwhile, the Division Two Round Two final between Anderson Thunderbolts and BJSS Thunderbolts is expected to go to the wire today.
  Both teams, as well as third-and fourth place play off teams Sabah Sports School  and Perlis Young Lions Juniors, have qualified for the TNB CUP two-leg quarter-finals on March 4.
  The four teams which qualified from Division One are SSTMI Thunderbolts, SSP-MSP Thunderbolts, BJSS Thunderbolts and UniKL Young Guns.
  Anderson team manager Saiyuti Samad said: "We have already achieved our aims of playing in Division One next year and also qualifying for the TNB Cup, and now our new targets are to win the Division Two play off and then attempt an upset in the TNB Cup quarter-finals."
  But Perlis Young Lions Juniors are a gritty side as they beat favourites TBSS Tampin 4-3 in the group stages of the play off by displaying sheer determination.
  SUNDAY: JHL Division Two play-off: Final -- Anderson Thunderbolts v BJSS Juniors (7pm); Third-Fourth: Sabah Sports School v Perlis Young Lions Juniors (5pm).
  Note: Both matches at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.