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FAM to announce incentive for Faiz today
Published on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Kuala Lumpur: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) will be announcing the incentive for Mohd Faiz Subri who clinched the 2016 International Football Federation (Fifa) Puskas Award to be presented Wednesday.

FAM secretary-general Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin when contacted Tuesday, said the announcement would be made during the welcoming ceremony for Mohd Faiz on his return from Zurich, scheduled at 3.15pm Wednesday at the KL International Airport (KLIA).

In GEORGE TOWN, the Penang Government will reward Mohd Faiz after he kicked his way to international stardom by winning the coveted Puskas Award.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said discussions would be held first to decide on the reward in appreciation of the midfielder's feat which brought glory to the state and nation.

"His achievement is unique because he is the first Malaysian to stand on stage (in football) witnessed by the whole world.

"I wish to stress that Mohd Faiz' success was due to his hard work, dedication and discipline as a football player, and not just luck," he told a media conference here Tuesday.

Lim hoped Mohd Faiz' success could serve as a shot in the arm and an example to the young generation to work hard to achieve success in whatever field. – Bernama

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