KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s under 16 (U-16) team kicked-off their campaign with a winning start at the 2014 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Football Championship in Thailand.
In the opening Group A match at Muangthong Stadium in Bangkok Saturday, S. Balachandran’s boys pulled off a pleasant surprise by defeating Thailand 1-0.
Substitute Muhammad Syazwan Salihin was a toast for the 1998 champions as his 35th minute strike was enough for Malaysia to bag three points, as quoted by AFC on their website; www.the-afc.com.
The win put Malaysia in second place behind South Korea who defeat Oman 3-1 in the earlier group A match.
Malaysia will meet South Korea while Thailand will square-off against Oman this Monday.
The top two teams from each four group advance to the quarter-final. – Bernama