Sunday, August 4, 2013

'We will live the dream for you'


National squad pledges to qualify for World Cup
Friday, August 02, 2013 - 12:24 - The Malay Mail

CHUA: His experience will be greatly missed by the national team
WINNING the Asia Cup this month and qualifying for the World Cup in Holland next year is the only way the national hockey team deems fit to pay tribute to teammate Chua Boon Huat who died in a car accident yesterday morning.
National team manager George Koshy, still in shock over the demise of the player, said members of the team could not believe that he was gone.
"All the players were at the hospital by 7am and stayed on until the hearse left for Malacca in the afternoon. All of them were very upset. The least we can do for Chua, who was looking forward to the Asia Cup, is to fulfil his dream to qualify for the World Cup," said Koshy.
"We are most going to miss Chua because since his return to the national team, he had become an integral part of the team. He played a strong leadership role in the team and his experience will be greatly missed.
"Chua was a big motivator for the young players and has left a vacuum in the team. And as much as we want to change things, we can't."
Koshy said that two weeks ago, Chua had tattooed the team's motto, 'Living the dream', on his hand and he was determined to win the Asia Cup.
Yesterday, Mailsport carried an article describing how bullish Chua was about winning the Asia Cup.
As Koshy put it: "We now have to live the dream for Chua."

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