FAM’s KPI for Kim Swee is unrealistic – Shebby Singh

Ex-Malaysian international Serbegeth Singh believes that Football Association of Malaysia have handed Datuk Ong Kim Swee a KPI that’s rather impossible to fulfil in merely two years.

FAM confirmed the appointment of Kim Swee as Malaysia’s new head coach on Monday, ending a five-month hunt for Dollah Salleh’s replacement.

But they went on to add that Kim Swee is expected to not only get Malaysia into the final stage of the Asian Cup qualifiers, but also improve the country’s FIFA rankings from 170 to 140.

“The KPI given by FAM is way too high, I’m really not sure what they were thinking in setting that KPI,” he told Harian Metro.

“How do you get from 170 to 140 in such a short space of time? There are 31 teams better than us at this point so are they all going to get worse.

“It takes time to climb up the FIFA Rankings as the national team will have to play plenty of international matches to collect points. Yes, we were definitely AFF Suzuki Cup finalists, but things have changed since then and Kim Swee needs time to build his own squad.

“Getting into the final round of the Asian Cup qualifiers – now that’s a realistic goal. We still have a strong chance, even if it’s through the play-offs,” he added.

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