Blogged by @Joehairie
For Allianz Malaysia Berhad
(Featured Image: The top 18 players selected for the Sabah region pose for a picture)
The winning team, JJFC Tenom are all smiles after a fantastic win.
Eighteen young Sabahan 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 this August.
The players thoroughly impressed selectors at the Regional Finals today and will now represent the Sabah in the Grand Finals of the AJFC Malaysia League 2018 from 5 to 7 July 2018.
In the final, JJFC Tenom were crowned Sabah champions after beating Safa Kota Belud 3-0 at Stadium Likas, Kota Kinabalu today. In the third and fourth placing match, Tabs Safa Bandaraya beat Menggatal Town Academy 1-0.
“We are very proud to crown the Sabah 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 Johnny Chung, Marketing Manager, Kota Kinabalu branch for Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad.
AJFC Malaysia League kicked-off in Central region at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi on 24 March 2018, followed by Southern region at Kompleks Sukan Hang Jebat, Malacca and Northern region at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang (7 April); and East Coast region at Padang Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan 1and Kolej Universiti Islam Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah in Kuantan, Pahang and Sabah at Padang Sukma Kota Kinabalu (14 April). 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 will then select 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 7 July. 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.
ALLIANZ JUNIOR FOOTBALL CAMP MALAYSIA 2018 – SABAH REGION
|RUNNER’S UP||Safa Kota Belud
|3RD PLACE||Tabs Safa Bandaraya
|4TH PLACE||Menggatal Town Academy
BEST 18 PLAYERS
|1||JAIFRIS SUANI||JJFC TENOM||GOALKEEPER|
|2||LEE ELDANN BIN JAMES||SAFA KOTA BELUD||GOALKEEPER|
|3||MAXWELL BIN YUNUS||JJFC TENOM||DEFENDER|
|4||MOHD AZHAR MURSIDIN||TABS SAFA BANDARAYA KK||DEFENDER|
|5||BYRON BIN PIUS||SAFA KOTA BELUD||DEFENDER|
|6||MOHD HAKIMI AHMAD||SAFA KOTA BELUD||DEFENDER|
|7||MOHD NAZRUL FIKRI||TABS SAFA BANDARAYA KK||DEFENDER|
|8||ARDINEL JESWELL||SIMFIELD F. ACADEMY||DEFENDER|
|9||DEGGE OLIGA PAULUS||JJFC TENOM||MIDFIELDER|
|10||MOHD KHUZAIRI BIN ABDULLAH||KARAMUNICH JUNIOR FC||MIDFIELDER|
|11||NICKWENSON SOON||JJFC TENOM||MIDFIELDER|
|12||ROY ROSSHON PAUL||SAFA KOTA BELUD||MIDFIELDER|
|13||DANNELSON GULANI||KENINGAU FA||MIDFIELDER|
|14||NURSAH BIN NULUD||SMK TANSAU||STRIKER/WINGER|
|15||MOHD FARHAN EZRUL BIN MD. MADZRUL||SAFA KOTA BELUD||STRIKER/WINGER|
|16||MOHAMMAD SHARIN BIN ROSLAN||SAFA PITAS||STRIKER/WINGER|
|17||REHUEL ROBIN||JJFC TENOM||STRIKER/WINGER|
|18||SUNNIEM BIN PAUL||JJFC TENOM||STRIKER/WINGER|
About Allianz in Malaysia
The investment holding company, Allianz Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of Allianz SE, has two insurance subsidiaries – Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad (“Allianz General”) and Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad (“Allianz Life”).
Allianz General is one of the leading general insurers in Malaysia and has a broad spectrum of services in personal lines; small to medium enterprise business and large industrial risks. The GWP for general insurance business for financial year 2017 reached a mark of RM2.14 billion. Allianz Life offers a comprehensive range of life and health insurance and investment-linked products and for the financial year 2017, Allianz Life recorded a GWP of RM2.15 billion and is one of the fastest growing life insurers in Malaysia.
Allianz Malaysia has 37 branches nationwide.
In 2017, Allianz Malaysia Berhad was awarded the Best Corporate Responsibility Initiatives (below RM10 billion market capitalisation) at The Edge Billion Ringgit Club Awards 2017, while Allianz General was recognised as the Best Motor Insurance Company in 2016 by iBanding.com. In previous years, Allianz Malaysia was also awarded the Merit Award for Corporate Governance (CG) Disclosures at the Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group (MSWG) Malaysia-ASEAN Corporate Governance Transparency Index, Findings and Recognition 2016.
The Allianz Group is one of the world’s leading insurers and asset managers with more than 86 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing over 650 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers while our asset managers Allianz Global Investors and PIMCO manage an additional 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2017, over 140,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenues of 126 billion euros and an operating profit of 11 billion euros for the group.