FORMER international midfielder Lim Teong Kim scored a first when he
attained his German A licence in Cologne last week.
The 34-year-old Malacca-born Teong Kim, who has played for several
States in Malaysia and even had a pro stint in Germany with Hertha Berlin
FC before embarking on a coaching career, has been in Germany for the past
Unlike the A licences held by Chow Kwai Lam, Abdul Rahman Ibrahim,
Abdullah Mohamad, Khaidir Buyong, M. Karathu and Mohamad Bakar, which is
awarded to coaches under the German FA soccer exchange and assistance
programme for developing countries, Teong Kim's was conducted in German.
To qualify, one must also have been coaching in Germany for two years
after attaining the B licence.
Teong Kim attained his B licence a year ago and has been with Bayern
Munich FC ever since.
He now wants to return to Malaysia to coach in the M-league.
Teong Kim, who last played for Kedah, also turned out for Malacca,
Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Negri Sembilan.
"I am glad that I have finally obtained the German A licence because it
is a difficult course," said Teong Kim, who is married to a German and has
"I now want to coach a M-League team next season or even do development
work. I have been in touch with several States and they have expressed