Kuantan Soccerkids FC A left it late to win their 4th consecutive Allianz Junior Football Camp Malaysia League East Coast title with a 1-0 win over Tunas Lagenda Pahang over the weekend in Stadium UIA, Kuantan.

The winner was scored by Man-of-the-Match Muhammad Syaahir five minutes from time. Incidentally, Syaahir also emerged as the top scorer of the tournament with 13 goals.

In the earlier third and fourth match playoff, two first half goals by Mohamad Amir Eimran led his team, Royal Ashburn FC  to third place against Sanas FC. Royal Ashburn FC  also took home the Fair Play award.

“We had to work hard for this win as Tunas Lagenda Pahang made it difficult for us and it certainly was a nail-biting experience, end to end action. The difference was, we created and put away our chances,” said coach of Kuantan Soccerkids FC A, Fairul Hisham. 

Following the final, the top 18 players were selected to form the East Coast 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: Muhamad Shahrul (Anak Galing FC), Muhamad Firdaus (Sanas FC);

Defenders: Haziq Mustaqim (Kuantan Soccerkids A), Mohamad Mustakim (Tunas Lagenda Pahang) Haziq Haikal (Kuantan Soccerkids A), Muhammad Aliff (Sanas FC), Nuq Aiman Yap (Royal Ashburn FC), Muhamad Haiqal (Tunas Lagenda Pahang);

Midfielders: Mohammad Harits Irfan (Kuantan Soccerkids A), Iyad Haidar (Royal Ashburn FC), Amirul Aisy (Tunas Lagenda Pahang), Muhammad Adam (Shahzan Junior), Azree Razmin (Royal Ashburn FC);

Strikers: Luqman Hakim (Tunas Lagenda Pahang), Mohamad Amir (Royal Ashburn FC), Mohamad Faiz (Kuantan Soccerkids A), Muhammad Syaahir (Kuantan Soccerkids A), Che Wan Daniel (Pandai Damai Soccer Kids A)

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

Kuantan Soccerkids FC A posing with their winning trophy

Kuantan Soccerkids FC A (in black) in action against Tunas Lagenda Pahang in the final