Saturday, 1 October 2011

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Safee Sali’s rise, K. Rajagopal’s influence and how both have stimulated the ‘Renaissance of Malaysian Football

By Keeshaanan Sundaresan

In a footballing world full of change, Malaysian football is certainly going in the right direction. Well, at one point in their history, they were on the right track until several problems affected a team which was once feared in Asia. Perhaps the 1994 corruption scandal is just one of many other crises, but it remains the most significant one to have rocked the nation.

Sometimes, comparison draws out negativity. Face the fact, Malaysian legend Mokhtar Dahari and the rest of the players from the 'golden age' of football in the South East Asian nation are a group which comes along once in a lifetime. And there’s no point in comparing them with the current crop of players. Times change, and so do individuals. At the current time, Malaysian football is on the rise.

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