Sharp-MM to compete in Manila Cup (The Malay Mail)
SHARP-MALAY MAIL, the 1991 Kuala Lumpur FA Dunhill League champions, will play in the inaugural Philippines Cup on May 6-12 in Iloilo City. Sharp-MM were invited by the Philippines Football Federation (PFF) after seeing them in action last month in Manila. They drew 1-1 with the Philippines Olympic team and lost to the Philippines national team 1-0. Sharp Roxy, who sponsor Malay Mail in the Dunhill League, will sponsor their airfare to the Philippines. The other competing teams are from Taiwan, Brunei and the Philippines. The teams will play a one-round league with the champions and runners-up meeting in the final. Sharp-MM have included KL Semi-pro squad players Nazim Din, Tommy Chong Kok Min, Badrul Isham Jalil, R. Ramachandran and Badrulsham Ahmad for the tournament. However, they will miss striker K. Kannan and defender See Kim Seng who are involved in the Semi-pro League. They will also miss defender S. Tamilarasan who is playring for Malacca. Yesterday, Sharp-MM beat Klang Town Council 4-0 in a friendly at the Kota Raja Stadium in Klang. The team leaves tomorrow morning for the Philippines. Their opening match is against the Philippines.