Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Malaysian MyTeam football TV reality show debuts

The slight drizzle did not deter fans of Malaysia’s reality TV football show, MyTeam, from making their way to watch its debut on a big television screen in Bangsar last night. Hundreds of fans made themselves comfortable on inflated chairs shaped like a football in Jalan Telawi 3 and were glued to the first of the 12-episode, half-hour series aired on TV3 at 10 pm, Dawn Chan reported in the Malay Mail.

Among those present at the event were MyTeam coach, Serbegeth ‘Shebby’ Singh, MyTeam executive producer Khairy Jamaluddin, his wife Nori Abdullah, New Straits Times Press Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Syed Faisal Albar, Media Prima TV Network chief executive officer, Datuk Farid Ridzuan, Naza Group of Companies chairman and chief executive officer Tan Sri S. M. Nasimuddin S. M. Amin, TM Group marketing senior vice-president Datuk Ranbir Singh and MyTeam executive producer and chief executive officer Jason Lo.

MyTeam, the brainchild of Maya Team Sdn Bhd, will look for 11 amateur soccer players to pit their skills against the Malaysian football team nationwide. To date, 26 amateur players have been chosen to train at the Bukit Jalil Sports Complex from 10 April to 27 May. The search began on Feb 18 in Johor Baru, with the final stop in Kuala Lumpur on 9 April, followed by the training camp. After selecting 11 players, MyTeam will be playing against the national team at Stadium Nasional in Bukit Jalil on 28 May.

Sponsors include TV3, New Straits Times, AirAsia, FAM, Youth and Sports Ministry, Pan Global Insurance, Westport Malaysia, Excel, Sports Planet and Adidas.

See also: Football-based 'Reality TV' series hits Malaysia (27 Jan)

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