Many of us Malaysian know that the last time we won the SEA Games Football gold medal was in 1989 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, a waaayyyy 20 years back. I was 13 and could not remember much about the game but I'm very sure I was watching the game on tv. And I kind of hate it when Shebby Singh keep on bragging that he was part of the team that last won the gold medal for Malaysia.
Yes, that Shebby Singh is one of our heroes in 1989 besides Ahmad Yusoff, Azizol Abu Hanifah, Lim Teong Kim, Razip Ismail, Mubin Mokhtar, Yap Kam Choon, See Kim Seng, Mat Zan Mat Aris, Rashid Hassan, Radhi Mat Din, Dollah Salleh, Zainal Abidin Hassan, Subadron Aziz and few more whom I can't remember watching them playing. Most of them are now coaches of different teams in M-League.
Thanks to TEAM MALAYSIA @ SEA Games Vientianne 2009, here are the Malaysian heroes of 1989. Well, they still are!
Sports fans will agree with me that if you win a gold medal in football, it is as good as you're the overall champion of the games, eventhough that is the only gold medal you win.
So, we'll see whether the 20-year gold medal drought will be over or it'll extend to 22 years and counting?
Go! Malaysia! Fight! Fight! Fight! Kalah atau menang? itu belakang kira like Hasbullah Awang once said, "Walaupun Malaysia kalah tetapi di mata saya, Malaysia tetap menang..."
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Posted at 10:37 AM