MHC plotting dawn of a new era for Malaysian hockey

Last year was definitely not the best year for Malaysian hockey as the senior and junior squad had both presented rather bland performances, considering that the Speedy Tigers failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics and the Young Tigers did not manage to retain their title in the Youth World Cup.

That being said, the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) has vowed to take proactive and efficient methods to infuse some motivation to the squads, with an ultimate aim of vast improvements in order to prepare themselves for the 2020 Olympics in Japan.

President of MHC, Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal recently announced that former national head coach, Wallace Tan will be replacing Arul Selvaraj in handling the project squad. However, Arul will still contribute his assistance before his contract is due. Muhd Amin Rahim will be maintained through attachment to learn from the coaches.

“So far we still need Arul’s service to help Wallace because he has been with the squad for a very long time and knows the players very well,” said Subahan as quoted from Sinar Harian.

“But that does not mean his contract will be renewed after next August. We will speak of the matter later on.”

Meanwhile, former head coach and temporary coach of Projek 2020, Muahmmad Dharma Raj Abdullah has been appointed to handle the senior women’s squad, alongside Lailin Abu Hassan and A. Kannagi.

Mohad Nasihin Nubli, whom previously handled the women’s squad will now train the senior goalkeeping squad as the sector is much of the weakness of the national squad.

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