Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hockey: Malaysia enter final but at a cost

SINGAPORE: SEA Games hockey powerhouse Malaysia could only beat minnows Myanmar 2-0.

And for all the huffing and puffing, they paid the price in the men's match at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium on Wednesday.

Forward Sufi Ismat Rohulamin picked up a hamstring injury and is doubtful for the final against Singapore on Saturday.

Malaysia, represented by the national juniors, duly qualified for the final after they finished top of the single round robin competition, winning all three matches.

In the match against Myanmar, Malaysia scored through Nor Azrul Abdul Rahman (28th) and Mohd Aminuddin Mat Zain (50th).

National juniors team manager Mirnawan Nawawi called Sufi’s injury unfortunate.

"He is getting treatment and we hope that he will be fit for the final," said Mirnawan.

The Star Online

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