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SEA Games: Teams Raring To Kick Off Football Battle

Last update: 13/08/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama)--The thirst for the prized football gold in the SEA Games is keeping the top contenders on the edge.

Malaysia's head coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee wants full points from his boys in their opening salvo against Brunei in their Group A match when the hotly-contest football battle starts tomorrow in the SEA Games.

A win in the first match is always important, he said as his rivals continue to rachet up their claims on the prized gold medal.

"My players are ready, I am ready and preparations have run smoothly so far. The SEA Games has always been a unique tournament and we are looking forward to the first match against Brunei," he said at the pre-match press conference here today.

The Malaysia-Brunei match will kick off at 8.45pm at the Shah Alam Stadium. Laos, Myanmar and Singapore complete Group A.....