By Asia Samachar Team | MALAYSIA |
Avid young footballer Kanchen Kaur today dons the national jersey for U15 Malaysian women football team.
She joins 22 players already in Chonbhuri, Thailand, for the ASEAN football federation (AFF) 2019 tournament.
Malaysia is in squad B and will play against Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore. The first leg of this tournament starts Thursday (9 May 2019) and ends on 21 May.
The 13-year old Kanchen, wearing jersey number 8, will be part of the defence.
Asheesh Kaur, her elder sister, had also represented the country for U15 Malaysian football team when she played in Hong Kong in 2018.
Kanchen started her interest in football playing as a midfielder and right wing but gained enough guidance from coaches in FCB, Barcelona to try out more positions. This has given her the confidence to play any position on the field.
Her strength lies in her ability to run fast with the ball, dribbling and excellent through passes.
How does she feel representing the country? She said: “I’m very proud that I made the cut because it’s a very close knit football team. I’m nervous to meet experienced teams like Laos and Thailand because the Malaysian team is made up of many first-time players. Players that have not played outside of Malaysia.”
However, she is looking forward to meeting Singapore.
“I saw Asheesh play against them at FAM U15 Girl’s Soccer Carnival 2017 but I was too young to join the team then. I’m ready now and want to defend as well as Asheesh did when she played,” she added.
First Kaur to don Malaysian national junior football jersey (Asia Samachar, 7 April 2018)
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