This was a comment i received for another article and i thought that the comment deserve "centre stage", so i have reproduced it as a main article. Obviously, the comment seem to indicate that all is not well in Kuala Lumpur Hockey Association (KLHA). Something i find difficult to believe as it is one of the proper managed hockey association in the country.
The comment seem to distort this image and i hope KLHA would be able to enlighten us on this matter.
Full text of the comment is published below:
"Mahatma has left a new comment on your post "Yet again Malaysian hockey misses the "crowning wi...":
KL UNDER 14 STUNS DEFENDING CHAMPIONS PERAK
Someone trains the KL under14 boys for 2 years preparing them for the under14 tournament and someone else takes the credit in 2 weeks.
It was a sudden shock to this coach upon arriving from Myanmar under18 tournament that his hard work was given to another coach.
Anyway everything started wrong from the selection process to the way the game was played. One player was not even in the top 18 list and was eventually sent off to play for Malacca where he emerged as the top scorrer for the state.
KL lost the first game and drew the second game. I was in Ipoh attending to a meeting when someone call me to inform that KL under 14 hit badly to the extend that some players do not want to play the next game against Tganu.
News went to the "Original" coach who was shocked with the results. He knew this team was a winning team and many KL coaches was lobbying for it. Not believing the results, he decided to see the boys and the game for himself. And his presence at the field the next day chased away all the curse and gave a fighting spirit to the boys. The angel's blessing went on to give a 7-1 winning against Tganu. The others was all history.
This team won all the matches from than on to win the championship. Of course with one coach at the bench and the other sitting outside showing signs to the boys what to do.
I was in KL when I received a call that the KL boys had won the championship. I slept peacefully that night and many others in KL did the same too.
Powerful characters have powerful minds and Powerful minds build winners. Success does not come overnight but pure hardwork. "