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The Malayan Tigers will play three friendlies in Australia

Canberra FC to call on top players to face Malaysia

The Malayan Tigers will play three friendlies in Australia

Mohd Shah

A packed schedule will see the Malayan Tigers take on tougher competition against Canberra All Stars who have called up seven of the best players from the National Premier League

The Malayan Tigers are scheduled to play against Canberra FC on Thursday in a friendly match but the National Premier League (NPL) side has called upon other clubs to release players to join them for this tie.

This comes after a packed schedule that sees league leaders Canberra FC having to play three games in seven days, the Cannerra Times reported.

They have since selected seven players from rest of the NPL to join its squad against Malaysia.

Canberra FC secretary Rad Trpkovski felt that this was a good opportunity for the best players in the league to pit themselves against an international opponent in what would be a match for the history books.

He said: ''One of the conditions for bringing the Malaysians to Canberra FC was that we include six other National Premier League players from other clubs, plus one player from the AIS,'' Trpkovski said.

''We've identified them and we'll be in contact with those players to invite them to be part of the event.

''It's all about providing a great opportunity not just for our players but the other boys, bringing an international side to Canberra and promoting the game.''

K. Rajogopal’s men will be looking for a victory this time around after they were beaten by Australia 5-0 at the Canberra Stadium in 2011.

Malaysia’s 26-man squad will be arriving in Australia today (June 3) and play Canberra All Stars (June 6), Marconi Stallions (June 11) and Sydney United (June 13).