Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Perlis win Under-12 football tournament on penaty shootout

Dark horses Perlis beat Kelantan 4-3 on sudden death penalties to win the inaugural Champion of Champions Under-12 football tournament at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in Muar on Sunday.

Kelantan striker Ahmad Tasnim Nasir’s failure to score the first sudden death penalty proved costly as Perlis’ Muhammad Akmal Salleh then converted his spotkick to secure the trophy for the northern state.

The final went into a shootout after both teams failed to score any goals during the regulation period. In the shootout, Perlis and Kelantan were tied 3-3 after failing to convert two penalties apiece from the five spotkicks awarded. 

Champions Perlis took home RM10,000, while runners-up Kelantan walked away with RM7,500.

Early favourites Kedah gained some consolation after defeating Penang 2-0 in the third placing playoff. Kedah went home with RM5,000 for their efforts while Penang received RM2,500.

The eight-team Champion of Champions tournament was organised by the National Football Development Committee, which was formed by the government under the guidance of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Education, the National Sports Council (NSC) and the FA of Malaysia (FAM).

Prior to the eight-team Champion of Champions Finals in Muar, a qualifying tournament comprising 14 teams was held in Perak.

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