AJFC Malaysia 2018 crowns first champions in Sarawak
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The players thoroughly impressed selectors at the Regional Final today and will now represent Sarawak in the Grand Finals of the AJFC Malaysia 2018 from 5 to 7 July 2018.
In the final, Petra Giant FC were crowned AJFC Malaysia 2018 Sarawak champions after beating SMK Tarat 2 -1 at Stadium Negeri Sarawak, Petra Jaya, Kuching today. Meanwhile, following a goalless draw, SMK Bandar Samariang edged out SMK Santubong 4-1 on penalties to finish third and fourth respectively.
“AJFC in Sarawak was a great success and we really could not have asked for more. The competition is being held here for the first time and the boys brought along a lot of enthusiasm and determination. And it showed on the pitch. Our goal was to make this competition accessible to young footballers nationwide and we congratulate all 18 players for making the team and we wish them the very best in the finals,” said Amy Loke, Chief Market management Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad.
In cooperation with Sarawak Football Association, the 16 team, 11 -a-side competition was held over two days, on 28 and 29 April 2018. The participating teams, made up of footballers aged between 14 and 16 years old were divided into groups of four teams each with the respective group winners advancing to the semi-finals. All matches were played over 60 minutes.
AJFC Malaysia League kicked-off in Central region at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi on 24 March 2018, followed by Southern region at Kompleks Sukan Hang Jebat, Malacca and Northern region at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang (7 April); and East Coast region at Padang Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan 1and Kolej Universiti Islam Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah in Kuantan, Pahang and Sabah at Padang Sukma Kota Kinabalu (14 April).
Upon the culmination of the Malaysia League, the regional selection panel will then select the top 18 players from each region to form six regional teams that will compete in the Finals. Following three days of centralised training, the six teams will go head to head to determine the winner at the Grand Final on 7 July. At the end of the Grand Finals, 10 players will be selected to attend the AJFC Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, where the best two Malaysian players will be selected to attend AJFC in Munich, Germany.
Keep up to date on AJFC via Allianz Malaysia’s Facebook and Instagram page: facebook.com/AllianzMalaysia and instagram.com/allianzmalaysia.
|CHAMPIONS||PETRA GIANT FC|
|RUNNER’S UP||SMK TARAT|
|3RD PLACE||SMK BANDAR SAMARIANG|
|4TH PLACE||SMK SANTUBONG|
BEST 18 PLAYERS
|1||DEXTER VUN YAN KIAN||SMK TARAT||GOALKEEPER|
|2||MUHD HAFIZAN ABDULLAH||PETRA JAYA FC||GOALKEEPER|
|3||DANNY RYAN AK SETIA||SIMUNJAN A||DEFENDER|
|4||MUHD IZZUL FARISH ZAINUDIN||PETRA GIANT FC||DEFENDER|
|5||SYARMIZI ZAINI SUNARI||PETRA JAYA FC||DEFENDER|
|6||GILBERT AK ROSELI||SMK PADAWAN||DEFENDER|
|7||LOUIS FERRICK||SMK GAPOR||DEFENDER|
|8||AZIQ FIRHAN IBRAHIM||SMK BANDAR SAMARIANG||DEFENDER|
|9||ATIF IRSHAD BIN ISKANDAR||PETRA GIANT FC||MIDFIELDER|
|10||JOEHANSEN AMBAS AMBUN||SIMUNJAN A||MIDFIELDER|
|11||MOHAMMAD HAZIQ APANDI||SMK SANTUBONG||MIDFIELDER|
|12||MOHAMAD NAZIR MAHDINI||SMK SERI SETIA||MIDFIELDER|
|13||MUHD IZZUL DANIAL SARKAN||SMK BAKO||MIDFIELDER|
|14||MOHD ZHARMIEN ASHRAF ISMAIL||PETRA GIANT FC||STRIKER/WINGER|
|15||MOHD HASRUL NIZAM SABERI||SMK BANDAR SAMARIANG||STRIKER/WINGER|
|16||MOHD HAZIQ DUAN||SMK SRI MATANG||STRIKER/WINGER|
|17||VALERION VERON HARRISON||SMK TARAT||STRIKER/WINGER|
|18||MOHD NAZARUL HAKIM JAM||SIMUNJAN A||STRIKER/WINGER|