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Football Gives Back to Charities

April 21st, 2015 by SR Admin | No Comments | Filed in Misc

Sometimes, the most impressive goals aren’t made on the football pitch but in the community. We’re talking about the series of charitable events that football players participate at in order to make the world a much better place. real-madrid-foundationFrom celebrity charity football events to the Real Madrid Foundation and its vision to help the marginalized people around the world, football players show their never-ending love and support to the community by giving back to the less fortunate.

In order to provide better funds to the charities they support, football teams or players often tie up their events with poker tournaments. One time, Florent Malouda, Jon Obi Mikel, Nicolas Anelka, and Salomon Kalou participated in the Idolo Cup Charity Football Event and raised an undisclosed, yet impressive, amount for the charities they were supporting. SportsAid, on the other hand, works closely with Betfair — an online poker provider and the world’s largest Internet betting exchange that covers anything from football events to political campaigns — in order to raise huge amounts for the financially-challenged children who want to become professional athletes some day. Manchester United also donates to charity often and one time they raised about $15,000 when many of their professional footballers participated in the Road to Old Trafford charity poker event.

Football-poker tie-ups work because both are extremely popular in the eyes of the public. Football clubs need no introduction to their fans and any event sponsored or participated by them is an instant click. Nothing would give fans more pleasure than the chance to actually rub elbows and converse with their favorite players. Poker, on the other hand, remains the most popular card game in the world, with big tournaments like the World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour happening in many parts of the world every year.

Becoming successful in sports must feel good but being able to give back probably feels great. Successful football players and clubs give back possibly because of the fulfillment they get from helping the world become a better place, one charity event at a time.

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Andre To Train with Sabah Futsal Team

April 8th, 2015 by SR Admin | No Comments | Filed in Misc

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Sabah’s forgotten Brazilian import Andre has been re-assigned to be with the Sabah Futsal Team until his contract with Sabah FA ends. This agreement was reached in a face-to-face meeting between Andre, SAFA Executive Secretary and a lawyer representing SAFA.

It was decided that Andre is not to join the training conducted for the Sabah team and he can now train on his own.

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The Uncertainty Factor in Casino Games and Football

October 18th, 2013 by SR Admin | No Comments | Filed in Malaysia, Misc

And so it has come to this.

WebWe are already in the final quarter of 2013 and the World Cup Year is upon us. Once again Malaysia barely made past the group stage. A big change is needed if we want Malaysia to advance and the most important change is mentality. The world cup is the biggest stage for any footballer and it is a shame if Malaysia can’t even past the regional group here, what with all the fans that are crazy about football.

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Milomir becomes the centre of attention

July 16th, 2013 by SR Admin | No Comments | Filed in Misc

Kota Kinabalu: Potential Sabah new coach Milomir Seslija drew in a large crowd at the Likas Stadium on Saturday night with his brief appearance for the Sabah veteran selection against the visiting Negeri Sembilan veterans.
The lanky midfielder who was one of the stalwarts for the State team during the heydays in the 90s linked up with his former teammates Matlan Marjan, Yap Wai Loon, Bobby Chua and others and gave the crowd a night to remember with their touches and skills on the ball.

The team beat the visitors 3-0 with goals from Julius Ating, Suharmin Yusof and Paulus Jimit.

The Bosnian was treated like a rock star after the match as large numbers of fans surrounded him and asked for his autograph as well as to take photographs with him.

However, he refused to talk about the coaching job and said it was too early to make any statement but said he was very happy to be back in Sabah and pleased to see his old friends again.

Also present at the match were former coach Kelly Tham, State assistant team manager Yahya Kassim and Scott Ollerenshaw who did not play due to his injury.

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The Best Sabah Rhinos to Ever Grace the Pitch

June 27th, 2013 by SR Admin | No Comments | Filed in Malaysia, Misc, Sabah

The Sabah Rhinos are a football team from the Sabah state of Malaysia. Founded in 1977, they are named after the endangered Sumatran rhino that lives in the Sabah region and most fans still refer to the team as the rhinos even though they were re-branded as the hawks in 2010. The team is based at the Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu, capital of the Sabah state.

Having recently fallen in the league tables, the Sabah Rhinos are now looking to make the team great again with better organization and good players. To find out how well the team are doing at the moment you can use the best sportsbook around at the moment, the Bodog sportsbook at http://www.bodog88.com/en/sportsbook. The need for improvement within the team is discussed in the article ‘Propel Sabah to Greater Heights‘. The article calls on fans to help make the team great again and says that while previous players have brought glory to the state, it’s time to move forward.

But before going any further, it would be best to discuss who are the players that made the Sabah Rhinos great in the first place?

In the beginning there was James Wong, a.k.a. King James Wong or Ah Fook. He has been dubbed the Malaysian Cristiano Ronaldo because of his skills. His most well remembered goal is that of the 1980 Olympic qualifier against South Korea. He couldn’t have scored this goal, however, without the help of Hassan Sani. Hassan Sani played for both the junior and senior Sabah Rhinos teams. He was considered to be very agile and so was nicknamed Lipas Kudung. These two strikers first brought the Sabah Rhinos to fame and were the reason that the team struck fear into the hearts of their opponents. In 1979, having played 8 games in the Malaysian League, winning 3, losing 3 and drawing 2, they then went on to win their next 8 games by huge margins.

Despite these early achievements, the Sabah Rhinos did not become a professional team until the 1990s. During this era it was Matlan Marjan who was their star player. He scored 2 goals against England in 1991, equalling Toni Fritsch’s 35 year-old record of scoring twice against England as a new cap. He helped the Rhinos team to become runners up in the 1993 and 1994 Malaysia FA Cups.

After the team rebuilt their reputation, it was the younger Marjan’s turn to be a star. In 2002, Zainizam Marjan scored 11 goals in 24 matches helping the Sabah Rhinos to secure third place in the Malaysian Premier I League. In 2003 he helped the team to get to the final of the Malaysia Cup. He is the Sabah Rhino’s second highest goal scorer with a total of 62 goals.

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You can find more information and statistics about all of these players at the FIFA website. In the author’s opinion, the players mentioned are the greatest Sabah Rhinos players ever to grace the pitch because they are the ones who contributed most significantly to the advancement of the team within the Malaysian League. From early team members who helped make the team great, to those who made history and those who brought the team back to glory; these are the men who charged the Rhinos towards greatness.

Of course the team dynamics are not solely due to the players. The system, the club management and support from the fans are also vital factors in considering the performance of the team. The players of the 70s may have made the team great but to keep it that way, the Rhinos need to move with the times and keep up with the other Malaysian teams.