Tambadaus’ success will inspire Sabah athletes
Published on: Friday, July 12, 2019

KOTA KINABALU: The success of Sabah Tambadaus in this season’s Premier League competition is very inspiring, not just in football but also in other sports, said Youth and Sports Minister Ginger Phoong Jin Zhe.

He was on the same return flight from Kuala Lumpur with the triumphant team led by its President Datuk Peter Anthony on their way back here on Wednesday evening.

In an interview upon their arrival, he said on behalf of the Ministry, he offers his congratulation to Peter for his role

in achieving the success of the State football team.

“With only seven months in the helm, Datuk Peter has achieved something very special to Sabah football. They have won a league title that had deserted us for 23 years. This provides an inspiration to me, where one can and will be able to achieve something within a short period of time, and I hope it will also inspire athletes in other sports.

“I will try my very best with my capacity as Youth and Sports Minister in the development of all sports and make Sabah a sports powerhouse in the country again.

“Football is not the only sport that we have talents. For example, in swimming, we have a larger pool of talents. So what we need to do is to put in more efforts and resources to guide and develop the talents that we have, as my job is to ensure all sports will get the attentions that they deserved,” he said.

The Minister also called on all football fans to come to the stadium in large numbers for the match between Sabah and Kelantan.

“We hope all football supporters of the State team will come this Saturday to fill up the stadium. The collection from the tickets sale will benefit the association. They deserve more support not only in funding but also in moral support as well.”

Meanwhile, the Head of State Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and his wife Toh Puan Norlidah Tan Sri R.M. Jasni together with Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal are expected to be present at Likas Stadium on Saturday where the presentation of trophy will be held.

The Chief Minister is also expected to announce the incentives for the State football team for their success in winning the league title. – GL Oh


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