Exclusive: Ambitious Real Mulia wants to nurture future champions locally

Real Mulia aspires to be a factory of local starlets, with high hopes of playing an important role in the future of Malaysian football, claims coach Yunus Alif.


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Real Mulia FC, a club owned by HRH Tengku Fahd Muadzam Shah will be competing in this season’s FAM League for the first time.

Previously known as Royal Mulia FC when it was established in 2014, the club has now officially changed its name to Real Mulia, citing Spanish giants Real Madrid as their icon and inspiration.

The coach appointed to build and maintain the team is Yunus Alif; who will work closely with former Australian International, Alistair Edwards, the club’s Technical Director and former National Coach, Datuk K. Rajagobal, the club’s advisor.


When asked about the club’s targets in the upcoming league, nothing specific has been set yet so far, says Yunus Alif.

“Real Mulia is still very new, and our main ambition right now is to groom young, local talents in developing their skills”, he says.

He also mentions to Goal that, “If ever other offers come in for our young players in future, we would look at it as an opportunity for these youngsters to experience football at another level.”

Yunus also states, "Royal Mulia isn't here to win instant trophies as we are more concerned about nurturing talents. Along the way, we might even set up our own academy to achieve this." 

“We hope to become a team that can produce quality players not just for ourselves, but for Malaysia’s future as well”, adds the 57-year-old former footballer.

Real Mulia will play their first pre-season match against Australian club, FC Rydalmere at Maybank Stadium, Bangi on 19th January 2015.