Malaysian football fans can look forward to a showcase of exquisite samba style football this week when the Kuala Lumpur Super League squad take on the Joga Limpo Brazilian team at the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium in Cheras this Saturday.
The Brazilians, brought in by Pingat Gemilang Sdn Bhd, are in town as part of an initiative to inject some Samba flavour into the M-League, after FAM's decision to allow Malaysian teams to hire up to two foreign players next season.
While some teams have already booked the services of foreign players to boost their squads for the 2012 season, none have signed up Brazilians.
Pingat Gemilang Sdn Bhd aims to change this as the Malaysian company will also be the agent for seven Brazilian players aiming to ply their trade in the region.
Seeking to secure contracts for these players in the Malaysian Super League, Singapore League, Indonesian League and other prominent leagues in the region, Pingat Gemilang is confident this would be the beginning of building Southeast Asian football to the next level.
"Brazilians have always been synonymous with beautiful football, with world class players constantly produced from the streets of cities such as Rio. We hope to be able to find the next world class stars playing here in the M-League, for instance," said Pingat Gemilang director, David Charles Leo.
The Joga Limpo Brazil team set to face the Kuala Lumpur Super League team on Saturday Kuala Lumpur will be filled with both current and former Brazilian football stars which includes former Bayern Munich and Barcelona stars Paolo Sergio and Giovanni.
Kuala Lumpur vs Joga Limpo Brazil (Kuala Lumpur Foot ball Stadium, 8.45pm, Dec 3)