Thursday, 24 November 2011

Malaysian players to receive reward for winning gold medal in SEA Games

The Malaysian Under-23 team who beat Indonesia in the final of the SEA Games football competition to win the gold medal are expected to receive RM30,000 each from Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Team manager Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin said the squad under coach Ong Kim Swee would receive RM30,000 each for their win against Indonesia.

"After the win against Indonesia yesterday, Sultan Ahmad Shah agreed to give each player RM30,000 as incentive," he said.

Hamidin said the squad would also be send to Sydney, Australia in mid-December for training cum friendly matches.

"After the FAM technical meeting we agreed to send the squad to Australia and hope the National Sports Council will support us," he said.

He added that the squad will face Syria in their Olympic Qualifier match Wednesday at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

"I hope the fans can come and support the team because only 2,000 tickets have been sold thus far. Our target is to sell at least 30,000 tickets," he said.

Tickets for grandstand seats are priced at RM40 and open terrace seats are priced at RM20.

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