Early goals help CIMB-YFA Red Star win the AJFC Malaysia League 2019 Central Region title

Subang Jaya, 11 Apr 2019

Two well taken goals in the first half by Rafael Shahzari Foo and R. Kumaran was enough for CIMB-YFA Red Star to see off Wira Semenyih FC to clinch its first Allianz Junior Football Camp (AJFC) Malaysia League 2019 Central Region title in the MPSJ Stadium over the weekend.

Both goals came in the 5th and 23rd minute but a late rally by Wira Semenyih FC in the second half,  courtesy of a consolation goal by Muhammad Hakimi in the 56th minute left Red Star seeing out the final minutes in a nervous manner.

Red Star’s coach Rada Krishnan Nadesan was elated with his charges win. “I am delighted with the today’s result, the boys played well and all our hard work resulted in this win. We started building this team two years ago and the boys performed well throughout the tournament”. 

Meanwhile, AAB-MBSA finished third in the third and fourth match playoff , thanks to a solitary goal by Muhammad Haikal in the 26th minute in their match against Tunas Lagenda FC. 

Following the final, the top 18 players were selected to form the Central Region team.  The team will compete against five other regions in the Grand Finals from 4 to 6 July at the Arena Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ), Subang Jaya.

At the Grand Finals, players will be looking to impress AJFC Malaysia League selection panel headed by former international, K. Gunalan to become one of 10 players selected to participate in the Allianz Explorer Camp – Football Edition in Singapore from 23 to 26 July. 

There, the players will take part in training drills and compete for two spots to be part of the Allianz Explorer Camp – Football Edition in Munich in 22 to 27 August where they will be able to train with FC Bayern Munich’s youth coaches at the team’s training ground at Säbener Strasse.

Goalkeepers: Muhammad Hanif (AB MBPJ), Ahmad Rifqi Adam (KB Junior Bangi);

Defenders: Muhammad Harith Imran (CIMB-YFA Red Star), Muhammad Hafidz (Akademi PKNS FC), Muhammad Fitri (Tunas Lagenda FC), Muhammad Aqil Adlisyah (Langat Junior FC), Mohamad Afif Zharfan (Gombak FA), Nu’Man Hakim (Tunas Lagenda FC);

Midfielders: Madhav Menon (CIMB-YFA Red Star), Muhammad Haqimi Azmi (Gombak FA), Keenan Goh (CIMB-YFA Red Star), Muhammad Azrain (AB MBPJ), Muhammad Hakimi (Wira Semenyih FC); 

Strikers: Syazfitri Shaharudin (Wira Semenyih FC), Uzair Akhyar (CIMB-YFA Red Star), Umar Danish (KB Junior Bangi), Muhammad Syazwi Afif (Tunas Lagenda FC), Muhammad Haikal (AAB MBSA)

AJFC was launched in Malaysia in 2012 and is opened to aspiring footballers aged between 14 and 16 years old.

The top 18 players were selected to form the Central Region team

The final match between CIMB-YFA Red Star (white jersey and black shorts) versus Wira Semenyih FC

The third and fourth placing match between AAB MBSA (orange jersey and black shorts) against Tunas Lagenda FC