The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) are planning to hold another friendly match for the national team before the AFF Suzuki Cup, against Bangladesh on November 20.
Bangladesh have been notified about Malaysia’s intention via an official invite.
However, FAM Secretary-General Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad said that the south Asian nation is yet to confirm if it will take up the invitation, and added that he is hoping to get a feedback next week at the latest.
“We haven’t got a reply from Bangladesh yet,” Azzuddin told Harian Metro.
“We forwarded the invitation to them as national coach Datuk K.Rajagopal wants another friendly match to prepare his squad for the Suzuki Cup,” he continued.
Bangladesh will be in neighbouring Thailand next week for a friendly against the hosts. The match is scheduled to take place on November 17 in Bangkok.
“We’re trying to take advantage of their presence in Southeast Asia,” explained the former national footballer.
Azzuddin also confirmed that Rajagopal’s squad may have to make do with a friendly against a local team if Bangladesh reject FAM’s proposal.