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Datuk Ong Kim Swee has started his new role by launching a two-week scouting session in order to find new players for the Malayan Tigers

Newly-appointed Malaysia interim coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee (OKD) has started his role by scouting for players to play for the country during the FA Cup ties last Tuesday.

Spotted at Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium in Kota Bharu, Ong Kim Swee observed the match between Kelantan and Sabah in order to find qualified players to play against Yemen in March.

"Kota Bharu is my first destination after I was officially become the national coach and I want to see the development of local players," Kim Swee told Bernama. "From what I see, a small change may happen in the squad. We want the best players and fully fit players to play against Yemen.”

When asked about Kelantan marvel Badhri Radzi and his evalution of the midfielder, OKS insisted that any players who showed excellent performances have a chance to be called up.

“Not just Piya, but any players will have their chances and those who performed the best will definitely get the call-up," the 43-year-old elaborated.

"I have identified some players but I am still searching for players to fill in several positions. I will decide who to call in the next two weeks but for right now, the area I believed need to be fixed is our defence."

OKS took over Datuk K. Rajagopal’s place as the new head coach after the Football Association of Malaysia's negotiations with Philippe Troussier collapsed recently.

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