AJFC Malaysia 2018 crowns Northern Region champions
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Eighteen young Northern footballers are one step closer to earning a golden ticket to be part of the Allianz Junior Football Camp (AJFC) in Munich and the chance to train with FC Bayern Munich’s youth coaches this August.
The players thoroughly impressed selectors at the Regional Finals today and will now represent the Northern Region in the Grand Finals of the AJFC Malaysia League 2018 from 5 to 7 July 2018.
In the final, KBB All Star FC were crowned Northern Region champions after beating AS Daruga FC 3-1 in a penalty shootout after the game finish 1-1 in regulation time at Stadium Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang today. In the third and fourth placing match, SMK Kulim FC beat Anak Singa Utara 1-0.
“We are very proud to crown the Northern Region champions today. All the players showed a lot of heart and played tremendously. With AJFC, Allianz is very proud to be able to give these inspiring, and gifted young footballers a dream experience of what it is like to play football professionally. We congratulate all 18 players for making the team and we wish them the very best in the Grand Finals,” said Amy Loke, Chief Market Management Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad.
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). The format for the Malaysia League remains an 11-a-side affair played for 70 minutes.
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.
ALLIANZ JUNIOR FOOTBALL CAMP MALAYSIA 2018 – NORTHERN REGION
|CHAMPIONS||KBB ALL STAR FC|
|RUNNER’S UP||AS DARUGA FC|
|3RD PLACE||SMK KULIM FC|
|4TH PLACE||ANAK SINGA UTARA|
BEST 18 PLAYERS
|1||MUHAMMAD FIRDAUS BIN MOHAMAD ZAIDI||AS DARUGA||GOALKEEPER|
|2||MUHAMMAD NOR HAZWAN BIN OMAR||KBB ALL STAR||GOALKEEPER|
|3||MUHAMAD AFWAN B MUHAMAD RIDZA||SMK KULIM||DEFENDER|
|4||MUHAMAD FARID BIN OTHMAN||KBB ALL STAR||DEFENDER|
|5||MUHAMMAD IRFAN BIN AZHAR||KBB ALL STAR||DEFENDER|
|6||MUNIF IRFAN NAZMI BIN MOHAMAD NADZIR||ASSUMPTION FC||DEFENDER|
|7||MUHAMMAD AMMAR FITRI BIN MOHAMMAD BAKHOR||AS DARUGA||DEFENDER|
|8||MUHAMMAD SYAHIR BIN SABUDIN||AS DARUGA||DEFENDER|
|9||DANIEL PHOON CHUN TUCK||ASSUMPTION FC||MIDFIELDER|
|10||MUHAMMAD NABIL SAFWAN BIN RAMLEE||AS DARUGA||MIDFIELDER|
|11||MUHAMMAD IQBAL HAKIM BIN ZAMRI||AS DARUGA||MIDFIELDER|
|12||MUHAMMAD FARHAN FAHMI BIN MOHD FADZIL||KBB ALL STAR||MIDFIELDER|
|13||MUHAMMAD AIDEL BIN GHAZALI||ANAK SINGA UTARA||MIDFIELDER|
|14||MUHAMMAD ADAM BI ZAINI||AS DARUGA||STRIKER/WINGER|
|15||MUHAMMAD AKMAL BIN ABDUL RASHID||AS DARUGA||STRIKER/WINGER|
|16||MUHAMMAD HARIZ HAIKAL BIN ISMAIL||KBB ALL STAR||STRIKER/WINGER|
|17||MUHAMMAD AKMAL BIN AZMAN||KBB ALL STAR||STRIKER/WINGER|
|18||MUHAMMAD ADAM NADZMI BIN ZAMRI||KBB ALL STAR||STRIKER/WINGER|