KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 (Bernama) -- Former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) secretary-general Datuk Dr Peter Velappan was confident that newly-elected Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) President Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah can bring about major changes in the local football scene.
Velappan who was also a former FAM assistant secretary-general said Tengku Abdullah was the right person to replace his father Sultan Ahmad Shah as he had provided a strategic blue print plan to take Malaysian football to another level in the upcoming years.
"I'm very glad with the changes at the FAM because Tengku Abdullah is a progressive person and I'm sure under his leadership, we have a chance to see Malaysia become a football power (in Asia)," he said when met by reporters after the unveiling of the 2014 Special Olympics Unified Football World Cup logo by Tunku Muinuddin Putra Tunku Ahmad Nerang who represented Raja Puan Besar of Perak, Tuanku Raja Zara Salim at the Royal Selangor Club, here Wednesday.
Tunku Muinuddin is the grandson of Malaysia's first Prime Minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj. Sharing the same sentiment was the country's football legend Datuk Soh Chin Aun or 'towkay' as he is popularly known for his able defensive qualities and leadership.
Chin Aun said the main focus should be on the performance of the Harimau Malaya squad due to a drop in positive results.....