UKM FC Launch New Jersey and Introduce New Players for Season 2020
By Aini Hidayah Abdul Hadi
Pictures Ikhwan Hashim
BANGI, February 26, 2020 – The National University Football Team Malaysia (UKM FC) launched a new jersey for the 2020 season and introduced their new players.
For this season, UKM FC’s jersey come in three designs; home jersey in red for main players and green for goalkeepers, away jersey in blue for main players and yellow for goalkeepers and alternative jersey kit in black for main players and orange for goalkeepers.
The UKM Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar hopes that the UKM FC team will continue to succeed and remain as one of the top five teams in the Premier League and become an independent team in the financial context.
He said, the purpose of UKM sending their football team to the Premier League was to highlight a football team made up of students to produce highly educated athletes.
“UKM also wants to produce 100 per cent of players from its own students, but to be a competitive and sustainable team, UKM FC needs some help from professional players including imported players to compete in this competitive league,” he said.
A total of 28 UKM FC players were introduced at the event and four of them are imported players, two from Sweden, one from France and Korea each.
UKM FC is currently ranked 8th in the Premier League 2019 and together with the imported players, it is hoped to strengthen the team to start its first match on February 29 against Sarawak.
This ceremony was also attended by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Pro Dato ‘Ir Dr Othman A. Karim, Former Vice Chancellor of UKM, Prof Tan Sri Dr. Noor Azlan Ghazali and UKM FC Management.
UKM FC has received sponsorship from the Ministry of Education Malaysia (KPM), NLFC- MAHSA, Kiffah Group of Company, Line 7 and personal sponsorship from Prof Dr Kamaruddin and Prof Tan Sri Dato ‘Seri Dr Noor Azlan.