National under-22 football team preparing for SEA Games

Head coach Kwon Oh-son talks to the players during the training at the NFABD field in Berakas today. Picture: Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh.

Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh

THE national under-22 football team are gearing up for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur in August.

The team have been preparing since January under head coach Kwon Oh-son and they have started their intensive training early in March.

The national team had a disappointing campaign at the previous SEA Games in Singapore two years ago.

Led by coach, Stephen Ng Heng Seng Brunei lost all their five matches in group B and finished at the bottom of table.

Tabuan Muda started out their campaign with a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Vietnam before losing 2-1 to Laos.

They then fell to Timor Leste by the same scoreline before getting hammered 5-0 by Thailand. The sultanate then completed their group with a 2-0 setback against Malaysia.

Thailand were crowned the champions after beating Myanmar 3-0 at the National Stadium in Kallang to win the gold in the event.
Meanwhile, Vietnam thrashed Indonesia 5-0 to claim the bronze at the biennial tournament.

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