Anak Singa Utara KSMR crowned AJFC Malaysia League 2017 Northern Region champions-ajfc
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Anak Singa Utara KSMR were crowned Northern Region champions of the Allianz Junior Football Camp (AJFC) Malaysia League2017 Regional Finals after beating SMK Kulim A, 2- 1 at Stadium Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang on 10 May.
Anak Singa Utara KSMR topped Group A with 22 points from seven wins in eight league matches. In the final four, the Perlis side blitz Perkasa FC 6-0 to make the finals.
During the six-week league, SMK Kulim A scored five wins, two draws and a loss to finish as Group A runners-up with 17 points. In the semi-finals, they edged out AS Daruga 4-3 to enter the finals.
Meanwhile, Perkasa FC beat AS Daruga, 3-0to finish third and fourth respectively.
“I am very proud of my boys as they were very confident from the start of their game and went into the field all fired up to win. I am glad that all our intense training and efforts since January have finally paid off,” said Mohd Annif Mat Aman, head coach of Anak Singa Utara KSMR.
The AJFC Malaysia League offers aspiring Malaysian footballers aged 14 to 16 the opportunity to train with record 26-time German Champions FC Bayern Munich in Munich, Germany.
This year, the six-week league competition was played across five regions, culminating with the respective regional finals in Southern (7 May), Northern (10 May), East Coast (13 May), Central (14 May) and East Malaysia (20 May).
The top 18 players from each region will be selected to represent their region in the Regional Finals at UKM, Bangi on 13 to 15 July 2017. Following the Regional Finals, the best 13 players will be selected for AJFC Asia Camp in Bali, Indonesia 1-4 August 2017. At Asia Camp, the best three Malaysian players will be selected to attend AJFC in Munich, Germany from 17-22 August 2017.
AJFC Malaysia debuted in 2012 with the Asia Camp introduced in 2014. Malaysia’s participation at AJFC in Munich, Germany has steadily grown from two entrants in 2012 to five entrants including a set of twins who were wildcard winners from the Asia Camp in Bali, Indonesia.
The latest AJFC 2017 league results, photos and videos can be found on Allianz Malaysia’s Facebook page at facebook.com/AllianzMalaysia and on the offical AJFC website at allianzfootball.com.my.