OKS explains massive 2024 Olympic plans for the FAM-MSN challenge squad
Described as a lifeline to the NFDP gamers, the model new FAM-MSN challenge squad is seen because the launchpad for an even bigger goal than simply Premier League
Ong Kim Swee is an individual synonymous with the Harimau Muda challenge, a previous Soccer Affiliation of Malaysia (FAM) program that was designed to group collectively the perfect younger skills within the nation for a sustained interval within the purpose of making the following batch of gamers for the senior nationwide crew in the long term.
This system was discarded in 2015 however with the introduction of the FAM-MSN Mission Squad yesterday, it noticed a rekindling of this system albeit with varied completely different subtleties. Having seen first-hand the form of success that such a program can carry, Kim Swee is completely satisfied to see this system enabling the event of the kind of gamers which are late bloomers.
Because it was with earlier graduates of the Nationwide Soccer Growth Programme (NFDP), the perfect of the bunch have already been cherry-picked by the likes of Johor Darul Ta’zim and Selangor however what this new crew will present is an olive department to those that weren’t deemed as a part of the elite.
“If we have a look at previous Harimau Muda program, it was once we collected the perfect of the younger teenage skills round however for this FAM-MSN challenge, it’s extra give attention to the continuity of the NFDP challenge the place gamers aged 17 from AMD, PLD and SSM will get a second probability. Those that haven’t signed with golf equipment are those being given a second alternative.
“With this challenge, the gamers will get to play each week. We’ve got to know that gamers need to get actually enormous quantity of publicity, not solely in opposition to their friends but in addition in a top quality competitors just like the Premier League. We all know that typically could not have shone when youthful however rise to the fore when they’re 18 or 19. So this can be a probability for them to show themselves.
“Previously Harimau Muda has proven that they’re able to compete in opposition to groups with international gamers even once we do not one in our crew. That is to not say the crew will be champions or get thrashed however positively numerous expertise to realize within the first 12 months and I am certain that the crew can be higher within the second 12 months, third 12 months and past,” mentioned Kim Swee after the launch.
Nonetheless, Kim Swee who’s at present the Assistant Technical Director of FAM went on to disclose that the crew can be checked out as step one within the preparations in the direction of Malaysia qualifying for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Whereas that crew who will compete for the Olympics qualification will contain these already with different golf equipment, it’s hoped that there may even be these from this challenge squad that may step as much as the plate.
“The explanation we set this crew to be Beneath-20 is as a result of we would like these gamers to fashioned as a part of the preparations for the qualification in 2023 for the 2024 Olympics. So the planning is to not simply expose them to the Premier League but in addition internationally as we are able to use these gamers once we are concerned in invitational tournaments,” he added.
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