Thursday, 17 November 2011

Malaysian players reminded to be disciplined against Indonesia in SEA Games

Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek reminded the national football team at the 2011 Sea Games to be disciplined in their fourth game against Indonesia at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Thursday.

He said national players should not get worked up but try to accept the referee's decision with an open heart even if given a red card during the game.

"It's better to be calm when playing the game to show people that we are a  professional and disciplined squad," he told the media.

"We want our country to continue having the title of Asean football giant, especially since we were defending champions during the 2009 Sea Games in Laos and also champions of the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup," he added.

Ahmad Shabery said his hope was to see all 11 players continue playing until the end of the game.

He said, based on past records, the national squad had frequently been flashed the red card when playing against the Indonesian team.

"Therefore, our players need to be careful and more cool during the coming match. I am confident in our team's capabilities and hope they will bring home the gold," he said.

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