Monday, August 9, 2010

Roaring Success for RSC

Host Royal Selangor Club’s Harimau team’s hopes to be third time lucky in the RSC Under-12 International 7s was dashed by defending champions CIMB Youth Football Academy Bintang Muda who edged them by a solitary goals in the final at the RSC ground in Bukit Kiara this evening.
The Under-12 finalists.......The CIMB YFA Bintang Baru (squatting) and RSC Harimau team with the team officials
RSC who last played in the final in 2008 was making their third appearance and we looking forward to finally laying their hands on the Milo Challenge Trophy.
However, the slick CIMB YFA Bintang Baru, were not about to surrender their title and went on offensive from the first whistle and had RSC’s Harimau defending desperately.
Ten year-old Aliff Haiqal from Bangi delivered the killer blow when he scored in the first half. RSC Harimau’s fought hard to find the equaliser but CIMB YFA Bintang Baru stood stoutly to defend and hold on to the narrow lead till the final whistle.
 The young victors.....CIMB YFA Bintang Baru
CIMB YFA Bintang Baru has seven training centres around the Klang Valley including their Elite centre in Pandan Indah.
“We could not have done this on our own. CIMB have been great partners and it through their assistance we have grown over the years and are churning out young players. Today’s victory is very meaningful because it is always more difficult to defend a title than to win a tournament. The players have worked very hard and they deserve full praise and their glory is theirs,” said Radha Krishnan, the elite team coach.
But yesterday all 20 teams who competed were winners as all 20 teams and their players and coaches received medals and certificates of appreciate from RSC courtesy of Milo.
In the Grandmasters final (for players above 50) Kinta Indian Association coached by Datuk M. Karathu beat Brunei Veterans 4-2 to win the title.
 Grandmasters Champion......Datuk M. Karathu (second from right) with his victorious KIA team
In the Masters (for players above 40) Uniplast defeated Soccer Experience 5-4 in penalty kicks after the match ended in a 2-2 stalemate.
It was indeed a successful two-day tournament organised by the Royal Selangor Club and with each passing year it is getting bigger and international participation is increasing.
The Under-12 tournament certainly was the highlight of the tournament with some many talented young players competing to underline that there is no dearth of talent for Malaysian soccer.
Probably former international midfield maestro Wong Choon Wah's observation sums it all when he said: "With so many talented young players, I do not see why Malaysian soccer should make the climb back again to glory. However, it takes takes time and there must be continued programmes for these young players. It was delight for me to watch these youngsters play with so much passion and display some excellent skills."
Prizes for the various categories were given away by RSC president Teng Mui Ngee, Datuk M. Karathu, Santokh Singh, Wong Choon Wah, Jimi Low (RSC Soccer Section Secretary), Patrick Gurupatham (RSC Junior Soccer Development Committee Chairman) and Vincent Thambyrajah (RSC Soccer Convenor).
10th RSC-Tiger International Soccer 7s & 8th RSC Under-12 International 7s

3 - 2

2 - 4
KL Wednesday

1 -2      PLATE FINAL


5 – 4   CUP FINAL

                              (2-2 fulltime score; Uniplast won on Penalty Kicks)
Subang Jaya C S

1st Touch Assump
0 - 1
RSC Harimau


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