Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Malaysian coach complains about foreign strikers

Malaysian coach Norizan Bakar believes the quality of his national team strikers is poor because Malaysian football clubs rely heavily on foreign imports, depriving local talent of chances of playing and improving. "During the ASEAN Football Championship our biggest problem was scoring, and this is due to the lack of exposure given to the local players,” he told the New Straits Times. "Every Super League and Premier League team has a foreign striker and therefore local strikers are not given the opportunity. If every state can be limited to one foreign striker, defender and midfielder each, it will be good. The local players can learn from them," he said.

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