Kedah United F.C.

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Kedah United FC
Persatuan Bolasepak Melayu Kedah Darul Aman.png
Full name Kedah United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Kris, Keris
Founded 2012
Ground Langkawi Stadium, Langkawi
Kedah, Malaysia
Ground Capacity 300
Owner Kedah Malays Football Association
Chairman Badrol Hisham Hashim
Manager Shaharol Niza Omar
Coach Abdullah Hassan
League FAM League
2014 FAM League, 5th

Kedah United FC is a Malaysian football team based in the city of Alor Setar representing the state of Kedah, Malaysia. Newly founded in 2012, the team were registered under the name of the Kedah Malays Football Association (KMFA) (Malay: 'Persatuan Bolasepak Melayu Kedah Darul Aman').

Currently they play in third-tier of the football league system in Malaysia, the Malaysia FAM League.[1] Kedah United play their home games at Langkawi Stadium located in Kuah, a town located in Langkawi Island.

Names[edit]

  • 2012-2014: Persatuan Bolasepak Melayu Kedah (Kedah Malays FA)
  • 2015: Kedah United Football Club (Kedah United F.C.)

History[edit]

Kedah Malays FC was formed following a meeting at the office of KMFA in Darul Aman Stadium on 1 February 2012 by a group of committee members headed by the KMFA's deputy president, Muhamad Shakri Mat who is now become a team manager. A paper on the establishment of the football team was presented by Syamsul Ghozi Dato Haji Ahmad, the CEO of Pan Empresa Sdn Bhd (PESB). As a result of the presentation, all committee members are satisfied and have agreed that a team will represent under the name KMFA to join the FAM League in 2013 season with all the administration team is placed under the responsibility of the company. The selection process for forming a team had been started on 8 September 2012 under the responsibility of the head coach, Mohamad Ramlee and monitored by a team selection panel that included the committee members of the KMFA has been charged to work out the intricacies of assembling a team of quality players to make its debut.

However, until the end of January 2013, PESB has failed in its responsibility to manage this team; especially in terms of financial allocations and it caused KMFA to intervene to save the reputation of the team. And with effect from 1 February 2013, the management of Kedah United has fully returned to KMFA by the contracts and agreements with PESB is automatically cancelled as a result of such failure. Kedah United name also died and the name of 'PB Melayu Kedah' reused to meet the 2013 Malaysia FAM League. String of the problem has led Mohamad Ramlee leaving the team to become an assistant coach for Kedah President Cup team. Previous assistant coach, Roshidi Shaari lifted as a head coach and Husin Jaafar was brought in as the new assistant coach.

The team[edit]

Apart from the main mission to join the 2013 FAM League, the team also developed to deal with the 72nd edition of Kings' Gold Cup (Malay: Piala Emas Raja-Raja) tournament as a yardstick to the team's ability. Finally, the team has successfully stepped into the final match but lost 2–0 to Perak on 22 December 2012 which took place at the Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Perak. And it shows that the team will participate in FAM League 2013 is a quality team and are able to provide competition to the other teams.

Colour and crest[edit]

The ideas of the current PB Melayu Kedah colours and crest also came from the "Father of Football" of Kedah, Ahmad Basri Akil when he was the president of KMFA.

The team and association colours are red, green and yellow. Red, green and yellow are also the colours that are on the Kedah Darul Aman's flag and coat of arms. Red taken in conjunction with the background colour and the main colour of the Kedah's flag also symbolise courage and determination in the fight. Meanwhile green and yellow are the official color of the sport for the state of Kedah, which also depict images that are fresh, healthy and honest in all sports participation, especially football.

The crest was designed on an oval shape with elements such as paddy and kris. A yellow paddy describe the image of the state as the 'Rice Bowl of Malaysia'. Sheathed kris as a weapon which symbolises the tradition and the application of the Malays since antiquity; well reflect strong fighting spirit and strong in the face of challenges. The figure of '1948' is the year the association was established.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Until 15 January 2015.

No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Goalkeeper
1 Firdaus Che Ani Malaysia GK 18/8/91
22 Mohd Zairizal Mohd Zainol Malaysia GK 16/6/88
25 Mohd Sheril Anuar Saini Malaysia GK 4/10/89
Mohd Nabil Iman Muhammad Malaysia GK 1995
Defenders
3 Mohd Nizat Salleh Malaysia RB,RWB 12/3/89
8 Mohd Ridzuan Rumlee Malaysia LB,LWB 1/3/92
19 Muammar Nur Halim Rahim Malaysia RB,RWB 22/1/89
Muhamad Amirun Azhar Malaysia CB 10/4/88
28 Mohd Fuzairee Jaafar Malaysia CB 3/6/86
Muhamad Adib Akmal Basharuddin Malaysia CB 11/3/96
16 Mohd Shukri Fadzil (captain) Malaysia CB 9/4/83
26 Mohd Zulfaizham Kamis Malaysia LB,LWB 17/8/90
Midfielders
17 Fugerson Sokolinkam Malaysia LM, LW 3/4/91
20 Muhd Ivaan Hakimi Abdullah Malaysia RM, RW 12/12/93
Hadi Syahmi Hamzah Malaysia CM 3/11/91
11 Muhammad Nizam Mansor Malaysia DM, CM 26/1/88
13 Wan Ahmad Syukri Wan Ahmad Malaysia CM 10/11/91
12 Sadam Hashim Malaysia RW, RM 11/8/92
17 Muhammad Khidhir Ahmad Muzafar Malaysia CM, AM 4/11/91
30 Wan Hossen Wan Abdul Ghani Malaysia DM, CM 8/2/89
15 Mohd Arfan Rashid Malaysia CM 5/3/91
10 Syed Azlan Syed Aznuardi Malaysia AM, CM 18/8/89
23 Mohd Hisyam Shofi Malaysia DM, CM 27/2/89
24 Luqman Mohd Saad Malaysia LM, LW, ST 12/5/93
Strikers
9 Syamim Alif Sobri Malaysia ST 5/8/93
7 Mohd Farizal Rozali Malaysia ST 10/9/83
19 Anis Muzaffar Abdullah Malaysia ST 24/3/96
14 Akmal Rizal Ahmad Rakhli Malaysia ST 12/12/81

Source:[2]

Transfer[edit]

For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2015

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player

Club officials[edit]

Senior officials

Position Name
President Malaysia Badrol Hisham Hashim
Deputy President I Malaysia Dato' Paduka Hassin Mat Zin
Honorary Secretary Malaysia Syed Ahmad Syukri Syed Abdullah

Team officials

Position Name
General Manager Malaysia Shaharol Niza Omar
Assistant Manager Malaysia Mohd Taufiq Cheng Abdullah
Head Coach Malaysia Abdullah Hassan
Assistant Coach I Malaysia Md Isa Saad
Assistant Coach II Malaysia Zulkipli Mahmud
Goalkeeping Coach Malaysia Ahmad Sabri Ismail
Fitness Coach Malaysia Mohd Izham Mustafa
Physioterapist Malaysia Muhamad Nur Syaheer Rahmat

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New team from kedah for fam competition". sports247. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "PB Melayu Kedah 2015 Players". PB Melayu Kedah. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 

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