KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 (Bernama) -- National futsal coach Maizal Hairi Marzuki is expected to name his 14-member squad for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Championship on Wednesday.
Maizal who announced that Firdaus Razali would skipper the team to the championship hosted by Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh from April 30 to May 10, said three others roped into the national squad were Muhamad Fawzul Hadzir, Mohd Asmie Amir and Abu Haniffa Hassan.
"Currently 20 players are undergoing training at the KSL Sports Futsal court in Puchong. We know that the competition at the Asian level is going to be stiff, so my target is to get past the second round," he told Bernama when contacted Sunday.
Malaysia are currently ranked 70th in the World Futsal ranking behind Iran (7), Japan (9), Thailand (16), Vietnam (45) and Indonesia (60).
Maizal said the AFC competition aside, the National futsal team's target was to reach the final of the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Futsal Championships that would be held from Sept 17-28 at the Melawati Stadium in Shah Alam.....