4 December 2017 – The Malaysia Under 19 team’s preparation enter the final stage as only 27 players travel to Politeknik Merlimau, Melaka. They will have another friendly match against Politeknik Merlimau team this Tuesday.
The team narrowly lost to Singapore Under 19 in their first friendly match which took place at the Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School. Politeknik Merlimau could provide the challenge the team needs as they have experience competing in the Air Asia Malaysia Rugby League this year.
With only 25 players will be on the plane to Manila, we will likely to see 2 more players to be drop right after this second friendly match. The list of 27 players currently in Politeknik Melaka :
1. Mohamad Azwan bin Md Zamri
2. Zikrie Amin bin Zulkifli
3. Mohamad Rahmad bin Abu Seman
4. Ian Cliff Rampangajouw
5. Luqman Nurhakim bin Hendri Dwistariya
6. Mohammad Akram bin Zainuddin
7. Muhammad Harith Izzuddin bin Zali
8. Muhammad Sameer bin Muhammad Sani Surinder
9. Muhammad Zulfikri bin Zul Edwar
10. Muhammad Sayuti bin Mustapa
11. Muhammad Harith Iqbal bin Muhammad Anhar
12. Mohamad Khairul Khadimin bin Jusoh
13. Mohammad Hanif bin Jusoh
14. Mohd Hafizuddin Amin bin Mohd Akhir
15. Muhammad Amirul Husni bin Mohamad
16. Muhammad A’Aziem bin Badaruddin
17. Muhammad Khalil bin Azman
18. Muhammad Safiy bin Md Said
19. Muhammad Fahmy Farkhan bin Sukri
20. Zulmajdi bin Kama Razali
21. Aqib Mustamim bin Jailani
22. Arif Asyraf bin Shamsuddin
23. Wan Azley bin Wan Omar
24. Mohd Shah Arzil bin Arzmi
25. Muhammad Arif bin Azmi
26. Caphryan Dhanny a/k Gisang
27. Irfan Nazhan bin Badrul Hisham
The team is under the management of Mr. Azlan Ishak. Mohamad Nazeer Mohd Nasherah is the head coach.
Malaysia will face the United Arab Emirates in the tournament semifinal on 13th December 2017. The winner of the match will face either South Korea or the host, Philippines in the final which is scheduled to take place 3 days later. All the matches will take place at the Manila International School.
Photos by Fauzi Saim