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FAM boss: TMJ deserves credit for national team's success
Published on: Friday, December 07, 2018

Kuala Lumpur: Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Datuk Hamidin Amin believes that his predecessor deserves credit for the national squad's success in qualifying for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 final.

He said that as the nation basked in glory after the Harimau Malaya ousted reigning champions Thailand in Bangkok on Wednesday, it was important not to forget the behind-the-scene contributions of others, like the Tunku Mahkota of Johor (TMJ) Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.

"Although I am now the FAM president, I personally feel that the TMJ, as the former boss, deserves to be credited for the success of coach Tan Cheng Hoe's squad," he said in a statement Thursday. Hamidin said Cheng Hoe was appointed as assistant coach with the national team before being promoted to chief coach, replacing Nelo Vingada last December, when the TMJ was the then president.


"This shows that the succession plan triggered by the TMJ has borne fruit.

"Many may not know this. Although it has been almost nine months since Tunku Ismail stepped down as FAM president, he is the one who is always with me, helping me behind the scene by providing all kinds of support to raise the national team's performance," he said. – Bernama

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