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We have the latest happenings in the field of Malaysia football news and its related soccer issues, activities, press releases, etc. and aim to keep you always updated every day. Somewhere in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, The AJFC or Allianz Junior Football Championship Malaysia League returns and as usual, there will be always everything to play for. The opening of the league will occur on February 29, 2020, with games within the central and southern regions. The east and northern coast regions will play the opening game on March 07, 2020, while the clubs in Sabah and Sarawak will begin their event on March 14, 2020. The tournament will filter the finest squads from the six regions as they compete to be awarded as regional champions and obtain a shot at winning the AJFC Malaysia League 2020 title. Every region will showcase 16 squads and will segregate into two groups of eight teams namely Group A and Group B. Every team will play each other in a round-robin system, and each game will be in 70 minutes’ duration of the match. The group winners in Group A and B will eventually meet within the regional finals.
To honor the commencement of the league, the Allianz Malaysia FC took on squad Media FC within a friendly game at UM Arena Stadium in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on Wednesday. Allianz Malaysia squad presenting AJFC head selector K. Gunalan and with his assistant selectors Nizaruddin Yusof and Rudie Ramli, in which are ex-internationals, sliced out a 4 – 1 victory. Allianz Malaysia Berhad CEO or chief executive officer Zakri Khir stated it is essential for the AJFC to consistently improve to give the youthful football players with great chances to elevate their capabilities. Zakri stated:
“Football is not just about having physical attributes or talent. I think we have seen that first-hand with players like Lionel Messi and how he is regarded as one of the best of his generation for his high football intelligence, ability to read the game and competitive spirit on the pitch. That is what we hope to cultivate through this competition and provide our young players with exposure to different experiences that will help shape them into better footballers.”
Aside from the title, the players that are 14 to 16 years old, will also be competing for the individual honors and the opportunity to be one of the AEC or Allianz Explorer Camp and that would be Football Edition Asia in Manila, Philippines on July 27 to 31, 2020 and AEC for Football Edition Global in Munich, Germany in August. There will be a total of 14 players that will represent Malaysia at the AEC Asia while the top two players from the stretch will be one of the AEC Global Initiative. The squads can register for the Allianz Junior Football Championships Malaysia League at the website allianzfootball(dot)com(dot)my starting today until January 24, 2020, only.