CARDIFF CITY TO WELCOME KEDAH STATE FC
Young Malaysians to train with Club's Academy sides
Cardiff City Football Club is delighted to announce that it will be welcoming four of Malaysia's most promising young football players to its Academy, early in 2015.
will visit Wales for a month's training in January, prior to returning to Malaysia to represent their Club in the 2015 Malaysia Youth Cup and President's Cup the following month.Kedah State FCThe players of
Tan Sri Vincent Tan , Menteri Besar of the State of Kedah and President of the Kedah FA, for spearheading this initiative.Dato’ Sri Mukhriz Mahathirand Cardiff City FC would like to congratulate
YB Aminuddin Omar and Club delegates this week, prior to formally announcing the news in Friday morning's press conference at Cardiff City Stadium.Ken Choo (Chief Special Officer to the Chief Minister of Kedah) met with Cardiff City FC CEO, Anas Hafiz Mustaffa(State Executive Councillor for Youth, Sports, Culture, Arts, Heritage & Non Government Organisations) and
Ken Choo said: "We support Dato Sri Mukhriz’s excellent initiative and look forward to welcoming the young Malaysian footballers from Kedah State FC to Cardiff City.
“Spending time here will allow them to gain invaluable football experience in the UK, enhance their football careers and experience a different culture. Naturally, as part of the Academy group, they will also witness our senior professionals in action on match-days and in a training environment.
“At Cardiff City we have strong U21 and U18 squads. This year, for example, our U21 team has already drawn 1-1 at Manchester United and has beaten Chelsea 2-1. The young Malaysian players will come into a positive, winning environment.”
added: "As a Club and Academy we thrive on working with promising young talent. Our U18s are currently second in the Academy Premier League and in the quarter-finals of the FAW Youth Cup, while a number of our youngsters have gained international recognition with Wales at U21, 19, 17 & 16 levels. James McCarthyCardiff City's Academy Manager,
"This stands as a fine example of the work we do at Cardiff City and the flourishing environment into which our Malaysian guests will be coming. We very much look forward to their arrival next month."