/ 215 days ago

With royal backing and a Snoop Dogg rap, Malaysia minnows challenge best in Asia

Johor Bahru (Malaysia) (AFP) – A wealthy prince and some astute promotion involving US rapper Snoop Dogg have helped turn Malaysia's Johor Darul Ta'zim from footballing minnows into one of Asia's top clubs. The club, commonly known as JDT, has its roots in the former Johor FC and other clubs in the southern state, who […]


/ 302 days ago

Malaysia's 'stupid' football naturalisation drive gets red card

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – A drive to ramp up Malaysia's footballing fortunes with naturalised players has failed, critics say, with the national team no nearer a first World Cup appearance and soul-searching about the state of the game in the country. Football is among the most popular sports in the nation of more than 30 […]