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AirAsia, FAM unveil Tony Fernandes’ initiative to help Harimau Malaysia

Thanks to AirAsia and Tony Fernandes, Malaysian national team boss Datuk Ong Kim Swee is set to be given a close-up experience of English football over the next one month.

The 46 year-old is set to depart for London on the 7th of February, where he will spend one month being attached to Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers. He will be joined by Malaysia’s assistant coach, Brad Maloney.

“Kim Swee and Brad will be given the opportunity to closely observe QPR’s first team’s training session under Ian Holloway and his team of assistants. They’ll also be discussing training methods, tactical options and match preparations – these additional knowledge will only improve their coaching ability,” FAM Secretary-General, Datuk Hamidin Haji Mohd Amin said in a press conference today.

“At the same time, we’ve discussed with QPR’s Football Director, Les Ferdinand and he will be getting Kim Swee and Brad to also closely observe the operation and training sessions of their youth academy,” he added.

Meanwhile, AirAsia X’s Group CEO, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun also revealed that this is merely the tip of the iceberg, as far as their partnership with FAM is concerned.

“We will also be flying down football experts from QPR to help us in training programs for youth development projects. This long-term partnership is an honest iniative from our side to help develop Malaysian football,” he enthused.

 More to come… 

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