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Rozaimi celebrates his goal against Singapore.

Top and Flop: Malaysia U-23 1-1 Singapore U-23

Rozaimi celebrates his goal against Singapore.

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Goal takes a look at who topped and who flopped as Young Tigers managed a draw with Young Lions

Welcome to Goal's new feature: Top and Flop. For every game, a candidate will be put forward, as chosen by Goal, who deserves recognition for achieving something special. We will also name a player whose performance wasn’t up to the mark on the given day.


It was the 70th minute and the drab Young Tigers were on the brink of a defeat to their arch enemies Singapore. Ong Kim Swee waved his magic wand and brought on game changing Rozaimi Rahman. The Sabah lad provided a bigger attacking threat than his predecessor Hazwan Bakri with a composed performance. Cometh the hour, cometh the man, as Rozaimi stepped up to score a stunning freekick in the dying minutes of the game to save Malaysia from the jaws of defeat.



The tricky winger was out of sorts in this crucial tie. The gulf in difference of his glittering performance against Brunei earlier this week compared to a lacklustre outing against Singapore was clear for all to see.  The Sarawakian struggled to get past his marker and needlessly conceded possession in several crucial attacking moments.

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