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NSC optimistic of developing Malaysian brand of football

Last update: 14/07/2019
KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 (Bernama) -- National Sports Council (MSN) director-general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail is optimistic that Malaysian brand of football can be translated through the Malaysian Football DNA programme launched by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) recently.

Ahmad Shapawi said programme which was specially designed to ensure the progress of national football in line with the development of modern world football, will be seen throughout its implementation until 2030.

"We have less than 12 years until 2030, and the majority of individuals who will compete or represent Malaysia at that time will come from the NFDP (National Football Development Programme) or Mokhtar Dahari Football Academy.

"This means that, indirectly, it (DNA programme) will have an impact on the overall performance of the national squad in 2030," he said when met at the first series of the National Talent Carnival at NSC here today.

On Tuesday, the FAM launched the national football DNA as a reference for all stakeholders in the country.

Stressing on the 4-3-3 formation as the basis of Malaysia's playing style, it is a manifestation of football philosophy which includes a uniform coaching system across all age groups, from the grassroots to the elite level.


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