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Sabah sport school bags two hockey titles
Published on: Tuesday, December 03, 2019
By: GL Oh


Anil (behind, fifth right) and his committee pose for a group photo together with the winners after the prize-giving ceremony on Sunday.
Kota Kinabalu: Sports School Malaysia Sabah (SSMS) won two titles at the Sabah TNB League-Sabah Hockey Association (SHA) President Dato’ Sri (Dr) Anil Jeet Singh Cup Hockey tournaments which concluded in Likas on Sunday.

They clinched the Sabah TNB League title after topping the five-team standings with a total of 10 points from three wins and one draw before beating Putatan 2-0 in the final of the President Cup.

Chyreal Harvie Ahinin was the hero for SSMS by scoring both goals in the match.

Only the top two teams in the TNB league qualified for the President Cup final and Putatan managed to make it as runners-up after they beat Tawau 6-3 in the final group match to finish with eight points.

In the girls category, Sabah U-14 girls who finished second to Tawau girls in the TNB League following their earlier 2-0 loss to them, managed to turn the table by beating them 1-0 in the final with Chrisne Jairin netting the only goal to take the President Cup.

Meanwhile, Mohd Saifuddin Azli of Putatan and Tawau’s Nuratirah Sajali were judged the tournament’s Best Player for men’s and women’s respectively while Hamidi Jamaluddin of Putatan and Tawau’s Siti Aminah Alimuddin won the tournament’s Best Goalkeeper awards for men and women respectively.

The Top Scorer award for men went to Mohd Ekhmal Sopian of Putatan with seven goals while the women’s award was shared by Eva Nelveronna Justin of Sabah Under-14 and Tawau’s Nur Sabrinah Mohd Tan after each scored three goals.

The final’s man and woman of the match awards went to Azril Peter of SSM Sabah and Sharifah Norhashimah of Sabah U-14 respectively, while the Fair Play awards were won by Kudat (men) and Tuaran (women).

SHA President Anil who presented the prizes to the winners urged all hockey enthusiastic in the State to support their efforts in developing the sport.

“We are new in the association and we certainly do not need any negativity from any parties regarding the sport of hockey in Sabah.

“What we need is support and constructive ideas. For that, we will welcome anyone who wishes to contribute towards the development of hockey in Sabah. Our door will always be opened to those who think they can contribute to Sabah hockey.

“We will try our best and will do things one step at a time in turning Sabah hockey into a force to be reckoned with in the near future,” he said. 



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