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Paulus given contract extension by BAM in January– Rexy

KUALA LUMPUR, April 12  (Bernama) — The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has given a brand new contract extension to combined doubles coach, Paulus Firman in January.

However, BAM doubles teaching director Rexy Mainaky stated Paulus has but to make a ultimate choice on his future with the nationwide badminton physique after his contract is anticipated to run out on the finish of this month.

The former world males’s doubles champion from Indonesia stated he’s nonetheless negotiating along with his compatriot who’s on depart for every week since Sunday on whether or not to increase his contract and proceed serving BAM for one more three years.

“We are still discussing with Paulus…we have given the offer in January, not at the last minute as we need to renew his permit…it is up to Paulus himself on accepting the contract or not,” he stated when met by reporters after a coaching session at Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM), Bukit Kiara right here at the moment.

Earlier, BAM misplaced a number of main coaches amongst them ladies’s singles coach, Indra Wijaya who left BAM to coach nationwide males’s singles participant Lee Zii Jia who turned knowledgeable in January and girls’s doubles coach Chan Chong Ming who resigned in December final 12 months.

Last month, males’s doubles coach Flandy Limpele left BAM after deciding to not renew his contract with the affiliation after April 1.

Meanwhile, Rexy stated he had but to resolve on an appropriate candidate to take over from Flandy or Paulus  as he’s concentrating on the preparation of the nationwide squad for the Thomas Cup in Bangkok from May 8-15 other than the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) in Manila, the Philippines from April 26 to May 1.

“We are focusing on what we have, we are short of time, as BAC is approaching,” he stated.

In this regard, Rexy needs to see gamers representing the nation in BAC to make use of the chance as preparations for Thomas Cup in addition to Uber Cup.

This is as a result of many nations can be that includes their strongest groups within the match with Super 1000 standing.

At the identical time,  he stated skilled males’s doubles, Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi would begin coaching at ABM as preparation for the 2022 Thomas Cup.

On Uber Cup, Rexy stated three nationwide pairs particularly Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah, Anna Ching Yik Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing, and Low Yeen Yuan-Valeree Siow, are nonetheless favorites to be listed for the mission in Bangkok.

— BERNAMA 



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