Friday, January 16, 2015

Kim Swee Remains Tight-Lipped Over Future With FAM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) -- Former Harimau Muda A coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee remained tight-lipped over his future with the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).

Kim Swee who has been tasked by the FAM to identify talent for the Under-23 squad that will play in the 2015 Singapore SEA Games in June, has been linked with the Sabah Super League team.

Rumours are rife in the social media that Kim Swee may play an important role in the Sabah set up this season, since his contract had expired in December.

"I do not want to speculate or comment because I have to respect my contract with the FAM," he said when contacted by Bernama, today.

Local media reports today said the 45-year-old coach was ready to consider new offers since the FAM had decided to merge the Harimau Muda A coached by Kim Swee and the Harimau Muda B team handled by Razip Ismail, in December.

Following the 'merger' the FAM had decided to disband Harimau Muda A and replace it with the Harimau Muda squad that will play in the SEA Games.

Rumours of Kim Swee's 'migration' to Sabah was further fueled by the absence of Sabah's former Technical Director George O'Callaghan at training sessions for the past few days.

Sabah football fans had also posted on social media that Kim Swee was spotted at a friendly match between Sabah and Sarawak at the State Stadium in Kuching, last week.

Among Kim Swee's success since his appointment as coach was leading the Harimau Muda A to win the gold medal at the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia, Newspaper Cup champion in Vietnam (2012) and the 2013 Merdeka Cup in Pahang.


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