Eighteen young Southern footballers are one step closer to earning a golden ticket to be part of the Allianz Junior Football Camp (AJFC) in Munich and the chance to train with FC Bayern Munich’s youth coaches in August.
The 18 players thoroughly impressed selectors at the Regional Finals and will represent the Southern Region in the Grand Finals of the AJFC Malaysia League 2018 from 5th to 7th July 2018.
In the final, JBFA were crowned Southern Region champions after beating SMK Kem Terendak 2-0 at Stadium Hang Tuah, Melaka. In the third and fourth placing match, STHAM FC beat Berjaya Wardina Silver Lion FC 3-0.
“We are very proud to crown the Southern Region champions today. All the players showed a lot of heart and played tremendously. With AJFC, Allianz is very proud to be able to give these inspiring, and gifted young footballers a dream experience of what it is like to play football professionally. We congratulate all 18 players for making the team and we wish them the very best in the Grand Finals,” said Amy Loke, Chief Market Management Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad.
AJFC Malaysia League kicked-off from 24th March 2018 until April at the Central, Southern, Northern and East Coast regions. The format for the Malaysia League remains an 11-a-side affair played for 70 minutes.
Upon the culmination of the Malaysia League, the regional selection panel then selected the top 18 players from each region to form six regional teams that will compete in the Finals. Following three days of centralised training, the six teams will go head to head to determine the winner at the Grand Final on 7th July 2018. At the end of the Grand Finals, 10 players will be selected to attend the AJFC Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, where the best two Malaysian players will be selected to attend AJFC in Munich, Germany.