Malaysia has managed to kick off its campaign in the Asian Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament of 2018 with the winning start by defeating Japan 3-0 in the opening match at Oman’s Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat.
Faizal Saari, the national forward have put Malaysia in the front through the penalty corner in the 3rd minute prior to Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Tengku Abdul Jalil increasing the lead through another penalty corners as per the Malaysia Hockey Confederation Facebook page. The national hockey squad for men’s head coach Roelant Oltman has stated that he has been delighted with the great start but has also noted that there is more room for improvement in various aspects.
There is no weakness but there is enough room for improvement, particularly in possession. It is important to work on themselves, he says. According to him, he they do so that will have a good chance of finishing off with 6 points after the 2 matches. Malaysia is going to play against the host Oman in the second match.