Saturday, January 17, 2009

In Dubai today - Malaysia 5 Korea 1

Report and photos by Redza Jamil.

Saturday 17 Jan 2009

The MyUAE under 11 team which is also known as KidzSpeedz beat a team from Korea to take third place in a tournament this morning. The 6-a-side tournament which was organised by sports academy Super Sports also had five other teams competing in the 8-11 age group.

In the first match, KidzSpeedz was defeated 5-0 by the eventual champion but they managed to rise and won their next match by the same score line. With that win, KidzSpeedz qualified for the third placing match. In the final match, the Malaysian team which was captained by Mohammad Nezar bin Zarir defeated the Korean team 5-1.

Midfielder Hazim Hanif scored a hattrick to become the top scorer of the team. Forwards Muhaimin and Haziq scored the other two. The match saw a tight first half. KidzSpeedz were leading 2-0 when the Koreans scored one and had a goal disallowed.

They even had a penalty which was saved by goalkeeper Nabil. The youngsters were given a rousing and inspirational talk at half time by the coach En. Hanif "Sir Alex" Hamid which saw them keep a clean sheet in the second half. They even scored three more goals to win convincingly.

The match has given the players and coach a boost of confidence for their match with Singapore next month.

KidzSpeedz: Nabil Jamil (goalkeeper), Ilyas Shahrizan, Mohammad Nezar bin Zarir, Aqil Zed, Hazim Hanif, Muhaimin Fudzail, Haziq Zed dan Ali Hakimi bin Mahadi.


1 comment:

Johnny Ong said...

let's nurture this team ..... hehe

the kids really did enjoy the game