MALACCA have given the break former Kuala Lumpur youth defender S.
Tamilarasan has been waiting for the last five years - Semi-Pro League
The talented defender, despite doing well at youth level which
included Razak Cup victory in 1984, never made it with the senior team.
Among the others who played with him that year and have made a name
for themselves were Subadron Aziz, M. Pavalamani, K. Gunalan (now playing
for Selangor) and Mohamad Zaid Jamil, who was only a reserve.
But all this while, Tamilarasan, 26, had been confined to club action
with his employers, New Straits Times, playing for Sharp Malay-Mail and
also turning out for KL Indians in the Bardhan Cup and KL Malays in the
Sultan's Gold Cup.
Apparently, coach Soh Chin Aun was impressed with Tamilarasan's good
reading of the game, strong tackles, good headers and, above all, his cool
composure under pressure.
Tamilarasan said that although he will be playing for Malacca in the
Second Division, he is contented he has been given a chance to compete at
a higher level.
"I am indebted to Malacca and I intend to make use of the opportunity
to establish myself," said Tamilarasan.
"My main aim is to help Malacca finish among the top teams in the
League, and, hopefully, gain promotion to the First Divison."
An indication of Tamilarasan's determination to help Malacca succeed
is his decision to apply for no-pay leave for the duration of the League.
- By Tony Mariadass.