Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Medical institution to sponsor Penang football team

Renowned  medical studies institution Allianze University College of Medical Sciences (AUCMS) has allocated RM1.5 million annually for football sponsorship in Penang.

AUCMS president Datuk Dr. Zainuddin Wazir said they would sponsor the Penang Football-AUCMS team for two years, starting next season.

"AUCMS will fund RM1.5 million a year to cover salary, players and officers' allowances, transport, medical and rehabilitation costs," he said.

"We'll also have full management of the team while basic matters will be handled by the Football Association of Penang (FAP)," he said after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two parties here, Monday.

AUCMS was represented by its Dean of Sports Science Faculty Dr Hamdan Mohd Ali, who is also team manager, while FAP honorary secretary Datuk Mohd Ridzwan Bakar signed on its behalf.

Apart from funds, Dr Zainuddin said the university college would also sponsor medical officers, physiotherapists, a dedicated medical and physio clinic and experienced administrator for the team.

"They will train at the Bertam field near the AUCMS college in Kepala Batas," he added.
Meanwhile, Mohd Ridzwan said more than 90 percent of last season's players have been dropped and replaced with new and younger ones.

"I'm confident the new line up would be able to compete and achieve better results for the coming season," he said.

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