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MFL amends dates of seventh to 10th Super League matches

KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 (Bernama) — The Malaysia Football League (MFL) will amend the schedule of this season’s Super League’s seventh to tenth matches to permit the Harimau Malaya and Under-23 (U-23) squads to organize for his or her upcoming worldwide championships.

MFL chief govt officer Stuart Ramalingam mentioned the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and MFL would make changes to amend the schedule of six Super League matches to permit the U-23 nationwide workforce to take part in centralised coaching and the 2022 South East Asian (SEA) Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, a interval lasting from April 30 to May 23.

“Referring to earlier MFL and FAM discussions, the nationwide senior workforce and the U-23 squad will bear centralised coaching to face worldwide tournaments, with the nationwide workforce to coach from May 19 to 29.

“Meanwhile, the U-23 squad will undergo centralised training for the 2022 SEA Games in Hanoi from April 30 to May 11 and the Uzbekistan U-23 AFC Cup tournament from May 24 to 31,” he mentioned in a press release at present.

Stuart additionally mentioned that your complete match schedule for the tenth week may even be amended after Malaysia was given the chance to host the 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers on the Bukit Jalil National Stadium right here from June 8 to 14.

As there shall be no quarantine interval of the nationwide workforce within the transition to endemic section, he mentioned MFL may present extra days for centralised coaching earlier than the competitors started.

“The modification to the Super League schedule is vital as a result of it’s associated to the nationwide agenda and I additionally specific my appreciation to each membership that has cooperated and agreed to honour this modification by putting nationwide curiosity as the highest precedence.

“The MFL would also like to state that the next amendment in the schedule may have to be done should any Malaysia League club, Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT), Kedah Darul Aman FC and Kuala Lumpur City FC, qualify to the next stage (knockout round) of their respective Asian Football Confederation (AFC) championships,” he added.

Meanwhile, Stuart additionally shared that the second spherical FA Cup matches of the affected groups shall be amended earlier than it’s introduced subsequent week.

The Harimau Malaya squad will face Turkmenistan on June 8, adopted by Bahrain (June 11) and Bangladesh (June 14) in Group E qualifiers in a bid to qualify for the 2023 Asian Cup in China.

The nationwide U-23 workforce drawn in Group B on the 2022 Hanoi SEA Games will face Thailand on May 7, earlier than assembly Laos (May 11), Singapore (May 14) and Cambodia (May 16).

— BERNAMA


 


 



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