Covid-19: Fitness freak Hafizh finds ways to stay home

MOTO2 rider Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah has urged his fans to respect the Movement Control Order (MCO) enforced by the government due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and not be selfish. Hafizh, who is a fitness freak, said he has found ways to keep himself occupied and fit at home in Kuala Lumpur. “We (Malaysians) have been placed under MCO for two weeks and if there is nothing important, please stay at home… don’t go out and lepak,” said the Aspar Team rider. “We must not be selfish. Together we can prevent…

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Captain Regan getting restless at home

Selangor captain Taylor Regan is a man of action. And the current Movement Control Order (MCO) is keeping him restless. Luckily, he has his family to keep him company. His wife, Jess and kids, Bodhi and Jax are keeping him busy with activities. “Bodhi, who is three, is full of energy. Our living room has become a football field, and the TV is constantly on kids programmes. “My wife is doing her exercise routines and keeps an eye on all social media posts regarding Covid-19.” The Australia-born defender said: “Although…

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Fly, Rabih, fly! Lebanese winger lifts UiTM students

For 14 years, Rabih Ataya (pic) has played for several clubs in his home country Lebanon and Iran. From Lebanon’s Al-Ahed to Iran’s Zob Ahan, the 1.79m (5’8”) winger has always played alongside top professionals, some of them stellar names in Asian football. For his country, he has mesmerised fans with his silky skills and magical left foot 36 times since 2012. In 2020, the 30-year-old Rabih decided to embark on a new adventure away from Western Asia, and that brought him to Shah Alam to play for newly promoted…

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Pain in the arrears

Oh dear, the Mousedeer are in trouble! After a blistering start, Melaka were brought down to earth after losing their last two Super League matches against Pahang (0-1) and Felda United (2-3). To further compound matters, the team are now suddenly in the relegation zone due to their own folly. The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have deducted three points from Melaka’s six in the Super League for their failure to follow the financial plans that they have submitted to the body to settle players’ arrears. The Mousedeer are now…

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It’s not a holiday, PFAM tell footballers

Professional football players in the country have been told not to abuse the break for the movement control order imposed by the Malaysian Government. The Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia (PFAM) said all players have to be responsible and limit their movements and not travel within the country unnecessarily. All players have been given training programmes to keep themselves fit and competitive, while at home. In a statement, PFAM deputy president Shahrom Abdul Kalam said players should not “take advantage” of the break but follow the guidelines issued by the…

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T’ganu players watch their own games during season break

Terengganu are watching their rivals in action as they prepare for their return to action. Coach Nafuzi Zain is sending videos of the games they have played so far to his players so they can study where they went wrong and how to break down their rivals. The movement control order issued by the government means he cannot have his players training with him but that does not mean Nafuzi is taking it easy. After playing three matches in the Super League, the Turtles have collected four points to be…

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Perak’s Sabahan spoils Rhinos’ party at Likas

It was a homecoming of sorts for Perak striker Shahrel Fikri Md Fauzi when he scored twice against Sabah at the Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu. The Tawau-born player’s contribution saw the Seladang hold the Rhinos to a 2-2 draw on Saturday as they remain unbeaten and second in the Super League with eight points. It was a valuable point for the away side after the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and Malaysian Football League (MFL) decided to stop all football activities in the country starting today due to the…

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