Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Joseph Kallang on FAS’ radar

October 27, 2010, Wednesday

KUCHING: The Football Association of Sarawak (FAS) is keen to lure midfielder Joseph Kallang back to the state from TTeam Terengganu.

An FAS source said it was likely Sarawak would attempt to sign the talented midfielder to strengthen the Crocs for the 2011 Mleague. Kallang still has a one-year contract to run with T-Team. “Should Terengganu FA agree to release him, we will definitely take him back,” the source said.
However, it added, TTeam were not likely to agree to a free transfer for Kallang and the contract between the two FAs on the player’s future movement had to be studied thoroughly. “Should we take him back, we would have to pay all his one-year wage to Terengganu under the contract” Kallang, 22, who played for the East coast team in the Super League this year, has helped Terengganu retain their 2010 Sukma football team gold medal in Melaka, beating Selangor in the final.

Together with Kallang on FAS wanted list is Rezal Jalil, son of former Crocs captain and coach Jalil Ramli. Talks are rife that Rezal wants to follow in his father’s footsteps by donning state colours.

It is understand the potential midfielder, currently attached to the Police team, is contract-free and will not sign any extension. “We’ll try to get him for selection and if possible, bring him into the team as well.” Rezal caught the eyes of the coaches during his stint with the Police.
He also played (on loan) to Terengganu and managed to impress coach Irfan Bakti. However, Jalil still has the final say on whether his son plays for Sarawak or some other teams. Meanwhile, a one-week selection, headed by coach Mohd Zaki Sheikh Ahmad, is being held to pick players for the Crocs in the 2011 Mleague.

The Sarawak Cup players named for trials are Aidil Mohammed, Ahmad Takbie (Mukah), Hafizal Marzuki, Azmie Kifli, Rafizan Razali and Remenor Pit (DBKU), Mohd Kahiroazlin Sahari (BDR FC), Mohd Hairi Hazli Jusuf (Sibu), Hairul Gadafi Harun, Hamidin Manaf, Mohd Zulrizal Tuah, Mohd Fairul Kadir (Miri), Abdul Nasir Ahmad (Kuching), Ramfazirul Ramlan, Rosbee (Betong), Doreen Untong (Bintulu) and Sulaiman Ahat (Limbang).

About 10 players from Semenanjung will also take part in the trial.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

News - Borneo Post 30 August 2010

Promising new wave of football

Sarawak to be buzzing with leagues beginning next year in bid to uplift dampened spirit

KUCHING: Sarawak will be buzzing with football leagues beginning next year in a strong bid to lighten the dampened spirit of local football after so many years.

Promising a new wave of football throughout the state, newly elected president of Football Association of Sarawak (FAS) Datu Sudarsono Osman believes that football, which begins at the divisional level, will be a strong base for the future structure of football in Sarawak.

“I have earlier enthused that FAS will be visible and felt in all the divisions,” said Sudarsono who vowed changes when he was elected to head the state’s premiere football body on Aug 21.

Noting the lack of football tournaments in Sarawak, Sudarsono also hopes that all the divisional affiliates will come up with a proper programme calendar, which will also include the management of coaches and systematic trainings.

“We cannot built football without a strong base of local leagues which will be standardised by synchronising the start and end of the season (five to six months) and running on a standard format,” said Sudarsono after the FAS first exco meeting on Saturday.

He also said that the climax would be the interclub tournament where all the divisional clubs will be pitted against each other.

With an overall concept of having a continuity of football in Sarawak, this is an important step towards the development of the younger players, as their interest in the game will be kept alive with something to look forward to.

Zooming in to the development of football at the grass-roots level, Sudarsono said that a junior league within the age group of under 12, 15 and 17 years old will be further deliberated and detailed.

He also said that development is often misconstrued by focusing on elite teams, which are deprived from competitions.

Sudarsono also said that FAS would sit down together with Sarawak State Sports Council (MSNS) as well as Majlis Sukan Sekolah-Sekolah Malaysia (MSSM) to review and streamline the development programmes.

“This is to tackle the lack of tournaments for our young players, they need to play in more competitive matches to learn, apply and improve their standards of football,” he added.

“We have to mobilise the grass-roots level and create a buzz, only then can we see the outcome to form an elite squad from these big pool of players,” said Sudarsono.

He also said that four zone coordinators identified by FAS would be overlooking the divisions to keep a close monitor on the programmes and assist the local officials.

Sudarsono also said that they would act to aid in the management or technical aspects of the clubs and help them to identify potential players to be roped into the Sarawak senior squad.

Razali Dolhan will be looking after the Kuching and Samarahan zones, Nelson Kloni will be looking after the Sri Aman, Sarikei and Betong zones, Posa Majais for the Sibu, Kapit and Mukah, whereas Sazali Abdul Rahman will look into the Miri, Limbang and Bintulu zones.

“These are parts of the FAS sub-committee, mooted during the exco meeting,” said Sudarsono.

Among the various committees, he said, are the Competition Com- mittee headed by Abu Bakar Marzuki, Referee Committee (Haidel Heli), Finance Commit-tee (Sudarsono), Disci-plinary Committee (TBA) and the Technical and Coaches Development Committee (Razali).

Yesterday also saw the appointment of FAS secretary general Abdullah Julaihi as well as FAS treasurer Aris Nasrol Osman.

“That completes our FAS exco,” declared Sudarsono who has a strong team to elevate the football in Sarawak and revive its glory days.

Monday, August 30, 2010

News - Utusan Borneo 22/08/10

KEPIMPINAN BARU: Barisan exco baru FAS (dari kiri) Haidel, Nelson, Abu Bakar, Sudarsono, Razali dan Posa bergambar bersama.

Barisan exco baru ikrar laksana ‘tsunami’ dalam bola sepak Sarawak

KUCHING: Pengerusi Kumpulan Pengurusan Bola Sepak Sarawak (FMG) Sdn Bhd, Datu Sudarsono Osman dipilih sebagai presiden baru Persatuan Bola Sepak Sarawak (FAS) dalam mesyuarat agung tahunannya di sini petang semalam.

Sudarsono yang merupakan Pengarah Jabatan Tanah dan Survei Sarawak memenangi 11 undi, sekali gus mengatasi pencabarnya iaitu Naib Presiden FAS, Paruwadi Muda yang meraih enam undi.

Mesyuarat agung tahunan pemilihan itu turut menyaksikan Setiausaha Agung FAS, Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki ‘naik pangkat’ apabila menang tanpa bertanding bagi merebut jawatan timbalan presiden.

Manakala lima orang lagi dipilih oleh ahli-ahli gabungan persatuan bagi menduduki kerusi naib presiden. Mereka ialah Haidel Heli (Samarahan), Nelson Kloni (Betong), Razali Dolhan dan Posa Majais (Kuching) dan Sazali Abdul Rahman (Miri).

Mesyuarat agung tahunan persatuan terbabit berlangsung dalam suasana harmoni dan turut dihadiri oleh bekas presidennya iaitu Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Daro, Dr Murni Suhaili.

Sudarsono dalam sidang medianya selepas pemilihan itu berkata barisan baru exconya akan melaksanakan tanggungjawab sebaik mungkin demi mengembalikan kegemilangan bola sepak negeri dan tanah air.

“Kami (FAS) berazam melaksanakan ‘tsunami’ dalam bola sepak Sarawak dengan melaksanakan pelbagai program pembangunan bola sepak terutamanya di peringkat akar umbi.

“Kita melihat bola sepak melibatkan permainan dari peringkat kanak-kanak sehingga dewasa di seluruh negeri ini. Justeru, kami akan berusaha untuk meningkatkan mutu bola sepak dari peringkat kampung lagi,” katanya.

Sudarsono yang pernah menduduki kerusi timbalan presiden FAS sebelum ini memberitahu bahawa antara program pembangunan bola sepak yang bakal dilaksanakan nanti termasuklah mengadakan liga tempatan/daerah setiap tahun.

Beliau berkata FAS sedia bekerjasama dengan persatuan-persatuan bola sepak peringkat daerah dan bahagian seluruh negeri ini dalam usaha meningkatkan ‘standard’ bola sepak tempatan.

“Kita akui bahawa pemain-pemain berpotensi dan berkualiti adalah dari peringkat akar umbi, justeru saya yakin dengan pelaksanaan program pembangunan bola sepak secara komprehensif, kita mampu mencapai kejayaan.

“Malah, kita mampu membentuk pasukan bola sepak yang benar-benar mantap bagi mengharungi cabaran di peringkat kebangsaan,” katanya.

Sementara itu, Paruwadi dalam reaksinya menerima keputusan pemilihan Sudarsono sebagai presiden baru FAS menggantikan Murni.

“Saya terima keputusan itu dengan semangat perjuangan bagi mengangkatkan martabat bola sepak Sarawak. Saya percaya Datu (Sudarsono) mampu meletakkan bola sepak kita di landasan kegemilangan,” katanya.

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