KUALA LUMPUR – Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) coach, Nor Saiful Zaini Nasiruddin
does not rule out the possibility of his goalkeeper Mohammad Hairi Abd Rahman being picked as the national squad goalkeeper to replace S. Kumar who has been suspended.
Nor Saiful said Mohammad Hairi had so far put up sterling performances in the first two TNB matches in the ongoing 2018 Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) Premier Division competition.
“He has proven his worth as the regular TNB goalkeeper and was able to take on players with international status in the league.
He told reporters after the Premier Division match between TNB and Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
In the encounter, Mohammad Hairi stunned KLHC with his incredible saves and assisted TNB to subdue KLHC 4-2.
National goalkeeper S. Kumar had been temporarily suspended for two years over a doping case at the Asia Cup Hockey tournament in Bangladesh last October and since then several names have cropped up as possible successors. – BERNAMA