JBFA crowned AJFC Malaysia League 2017 Southern Region champions
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JBFA were crowned Southern Region champions of the Allianz Junior Football Camp (AJFC) Malaysia League2017 Regional Finals after beating Sinar FC 1-0 at Stadium Hang Tuah in Malacca yesterday.
Group A table-toppers JBFA had enjoyed a stellar run into the finals. The team was unbeaten, scoring 35 and conceding just four goals in nine league matches.
Meanwhile, Fajar Selatan beat SMK St. David 2-1 to finish third and fourth respectively.
“I am very happy with how the boys played. They showed true team spirit and got the job done today. We trained for this competition for a year, so this is definitely a victory to savour. I’m very proud of what the boys achieved today,” said Mohd Khairol Asbah Mohd Yunos, head coach of JBFA.
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.