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Sabahan gets 3-week attachment with QPR
Published on: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Football coach Asraaf Fong Abdullah will undergo a three weeks attachment programme with English Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers (QPR) starting tomorrow (Wednesday) until September 20.

The former national women's football coach will follow in the footsteps of national Under-23 coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee who spent a month in a similar programme there last year.

He said he will be given the opportunity to observe the methods of training and management by the professional outfit.

"QPR technical director Chris Ramsey and Alex Carrol, their academy director will entertain me on how they run the club during my stay there.

"I will be attached with the senior team as well as the youth and junior teams and also get the chance to see the facilities and how they conduct their field training and administrative works.

I will also try to see how they run their soccer school and their structure from school to youth level, and most importantly, how they utilise their audio visual, sports science and other supporting units."

The Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Sports Centre director who holds an English FA International coaching certificate and a A licence coaching certificate from AFC as well being a qualified national referee.

He also expressed his gratitude to UMS Vice Chancellor Prof. Datuk Dr D. Kamarudin D. Mudin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni Prof. Dr. Ismail Ali, and Registrar No'man Datuk Haji Ahmad for their support. – GL Oh

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