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Shebby Singh criticizes national team as well as interim coach Ong Kim Swee

Shebby Singh criticizes national team as well as interim coach Ong Kim Swee

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Former national defender Shebby Singh believes OKS is not the right man to be the head coach of Malaysia, insisting that Malaysia have not played well enough under him


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Former Malaysian international defender Shebby Singh revealed that he was not impressed with the performance shown by interim head coach Ong Kim Swee in handling the national team.

Shebby also insisted that the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) should hire a permanent head coach as soon as possible in order to help the national team improve.

According to Astro Arena, Shebby said “I don’t see anything special with the way we played. They don’t show any improvements all and we are still repeating the same habits, this is not good for the preparation for the AFF Suzuki Cup (at) end of this year."

Shebby was commenting after watching the national team draw with fellow Asean country the Philippines in a friendly match recently.

“We cannot rely on the coach that was only there temporarily. We must understand that this involves psychology as well,” he added.

In the match, the Philippines controlled the first half but the Malayan Tigers improved after the break and had a glorious chance to win the game, but striker Safee Sali failed to convert from the penalty spot in injury time, bringing the game to an end in a 0-0 draw.

Ong Kim Swee replaced Datuk K. Rajagopal as the interim head coach for the national team as the previous coach's contract was not renewed by the FAM.

Shebby played for the Malaysian national team from 1982-1991, however he is more known nowadays as a sports broadcaster, football critic, and he was also Blackburn Rovers global advisor during the 2012/2013 season.

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