Previous
Manchester City
AS Monaco
5
3
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
Atletico Madrid
2
4
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Caen
AS Nancy Lorraine
1
0
FT
Game Details
Huddersfield Town
Reading
1
0
FT
Game Details
Queens Park Rangers
Wigan Athletic
2
1
FT
Game Details
Sheffield Wednesday
Brentford
1
2
FT
Game Details
Derby County
Burton Albion
0
0
FT
Game Details
Saprissa
Pachuca
2:00 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Next
FC SeoulFC Seoul
Shanghai SIPGShanghai SIPG
0
1
FT
Game Details
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
Muangthong UnitedMuangthong United
0
0
FT
Game Details
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
Urawa Red DiamondsUrawa Red Diamonds
0
4
FT
Game Details
SelangorSelangor
KL Felda UnitedKL Felda United
3
1
FT
Game Details

SEA Games gold medal in sights of new Malaysia U22 coach Bernhardt

Malaysia won the 2011 SEA Games but flopped at last year's tournament in Singapore.

Frank Bernhardt has vowed to deliver a gold medal to Malaysia's long-suffering fans at next year's Southeast Asian Games, declaring that football "is the same everywhere."

The 46-year-old began his new job as national under-22 boss on Monday at Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) headquarters in Kelana Jaya.

His first task is to pick an assistant from four candidates -- Hassan Sazali, P. Maniam, Reduan Abdullah and Azlan Johar. And then Bernhardt will choose a squad of 25 players to work with ahead of the SEA Games football tournament on home soil in Aug. 2017.

"Football is the same everywhere," Bernhardt told The Star.

"The SEA Games is a big competition in this region and I want to help the team win the gold.

"I have given them some instructions and I will evaluate [the assistant coaches] before appointing one of them."

Kiel-born Bernhardt guided Estonia to the European U19 Champion­ship Finals in 2009 and the European U21 Championship Finals in 2011.

He evaluated 29 of 39 players who turned up to the FAM base on Monday. The plan is to have the U22 side getting regular competition in a domestic league.

"But we need to talk to the clubs to release the players as all of them have signed contracts with the various M-League teams," he said.

The last time Malaysia won the SEA Games football gold medal was in 2011 under Ong Kim Swee.

Ong, who also coached Malaysia in the 2013 and 2015 tournaments, is one of the candidates for the senior national job, having been caretaker boss since September. 

 

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.