The Football Association of Malaysia’s youth development program continues to move forward. Now the Harimau Muda ‘B’ is ready to play its role as the second back-up team, and in the process possibly make an impact in international age group tournaments.
The team, comprising of players who are 18 years old and below, are being prepared to participate in the AFC U-19 Championships later this year. As part of their preparation they will participate in the Premier League, which starts on Jan 29.
The Harimau Muda ‘B’ and it’s seniors, Harimau Muda ‘A’ comprising of U-21 players, now form the back-up teams for the senior national team, known as Harimau Malaya. Together, these three ‘tigers’ have the potential to ignite a new revival for football in Malaysia.
Chief Coach, Ismail Ibrahim has been spending a lot time preparing his young team for the challenges that await them. For a start, he has to prepare the squad for the Premier League while the Harimau ‘A’ under Chief coach, Ong Kim Swee will participate in the Super League.