Malaysia has set a goal of striving for the remaining half of preparation for the Asian Games held in Doha after a sprint with good results in the hockey qualifying round (women) at Kuala Lumpur Stadium.
Hockey is a type of sport in which two teams compete against each other by trying to control a ball or a hard and round disc, called a hockey ball, into the net or goal of the other team with a hockey stick. Malaysia has set a goal of striving for this sport at Asian Games.
Head of the women’s hockey team, Norfaraha Hashim, said: “I think the team has learned a lot of lessons, as well as techniques, strategies to compete after attending the Commonwealth Games. Here, our girls have shown stable performance, become excellent players and the evidence is the result that we have won in the qualifying round with 3 consecutive victories. We have always been a solid formation despite the pressure of the medal and even the underground attack. The results in the qualifying round will be a great motivation for us to perform better at the 15th Asian Games”.
Hashim said that Malaysia last attended the Games in 1986 in South Korea. There the Malaysian women’s hockey team lost in the semi-finals and ASIAD 15 will have a good chance for Malaysia to find what was lost.
According to the hockey coach, Mr. CRKumar had a good match and was an opportunity for him and his students to check the level and arrange the positions on the new strategy to compete with high results.
He also added that the team is currently struggling and worried in the free-kick position by Nurul Nadia Mokhatar – the person who holds this position cannot continue playing due to a knee injury was a major loss for Malaysia’s Hockey team before the Asian Games.
However, Mr. C.R.Kumar also added: “The team is well prepared and the Norfaraha players are showing very good performance in this position. So now we are focusing on training this athlete. With the current performance of Norfaraha we will have more choices for the upcoming Asian Games”.