THE United States-based Wan Kuzri Wan Ahmad Kamal has finally joined the 34 players in the national Under-18 squad training camp ahead of the 2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-19 Championship, yesterday.
The 18-year-old St Louis Football Academy midfielder has completed his mandatory 14-day quarantine and tested negative for Covid-19 in two swab tests performed since returning from the US.
Wan Kuzri, who is the younger brother of Sporting Kansas City’ Wan Kuzain is looking forward to help Brad Maloney’s side with his experience in the US rather than think about fans’ expectation.
“I’m just gonna go in and see how I can help the team, honestly, I don’t really think about the expectation too much. I’m just gonna go out there and play my game.
“I think football is just universal, so I think my game just gonna translate here just like I did in the US,” he said prior to the squad’s training session yesterday at Wisma FAM in Kelana Jaya.
Wan Kuzri said he is a creative player and would love to create a lot of chances in the game.
“I’m a creative player who is going to bring a lot of goals to the team, create a lot of chances in the going forward, that’s what separate me from the rest.”
The 2020 AFC U-19 Championship slated to take place from Oct 14-31 in Uzbekistan will be the qualifying round for the 2021 U-20 World Cup.
Malaysia who have been drawn into Group D with former champions, Qatar, as well as Tajikistan and Yemen aims to emerge as the first Malaysian team to qualify on merit