Ong Kim Swee to manage the FAM Youth Development section

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We have the latest happening of the football news in Malaysia and its related soccer issues, activities, press releases, etc. and aim to keep you always updated every day. Somewhere in Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Ong Kim Swee, he’s the former national Under-22 football team head coach, designated to the FAM or Football Association of Malaysia, as head of the FAM Youth Development Unit. This was acknowledged by Kim Swee, who agreed to the contract following the FAM announcement not to continue his contract as the head coach of U-22 in which ended last month. As claimed by Kim Swee, he’s job will commence this month for the 1-year duration of time and he stated:

“Of course my job is to focus on the development of football in our country. I hope that my involvement in this unit will help us a little bit in terms of our youth development. At the development stage, we need to know that it will take time, and I will not be here forever, but the development of players will come for a very long time,” he discussed with the media following the post-mortem session of the 2019 SEA Games concerning football, at the National Sports Council (MSN).

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The new head of the FAM Youth Development section stated that he will be collaborating with the people of the NFDP or National Football Development Program and the AMD or Mokhtar Dahari Football Academy to improve some grassroots advancement initiatives. Datuk Ong added:

“I will be working with Saad (Ichalalene) to formulate programs based on the roadmap of FAM, AFC or Asian Football Confederation and FIFA. For each youth development program needs a long period (to bear fruit).”

Kim Swee managed to bring Malaysia to the gold medal at the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia, we have seen his agreement with the management that has ended after Malaysia’s worst performance at the 2019 event within the Philippines. The 49-year-old Kim Swee declined to point the blame on any person or group within the squads’ disappointment but instead providing two strategic plans to guarantee that the Malaysian team will have a comeback to the biennial games with replenishing physical strength. A Malaysian news agency, BERNAMA stated:

“These post-mortum sessions were not for finger-pointing. What happened to the SEA Games has been explained before, so I do not want to touch on the cause of failure discussed in there.”

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