KUANTAN, April 10 (Bernama) -- The family of national football legend Datuk Mokhtar Dahari are proud that a football academy in Gambang, Kuantan has been named in recognition of the maestro's services to the nation.
Mokhtar's wife, Datin Tengku Zarina Tengku Ibrahim, 58, said her family was touched and proud of the appreciation.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who launched the national football development plan Thursday announced the national football academy would be called the Mokhtar Dahari Football Academy.
Mokhtar had brought much glory to the nation in the football arena from 1972 to 1985.
"I hope the academy will produce new football talent not only on par with Mokhtar, perhaps better than him," she told reporters here today.....