Ameer excited to link up again with Vountus
BAM have arranged for national men’s doubles backup shuttler Ameer Zainuddin to train under a coach from his hometown.
Ameer is excited to link up again with Vountus Indra Mawan Saniru who has replaced Jeremy Gan as national doubles men’s coach.
He said Vountus is known as a good coach and player, and they are in dire need of a sports science expert.
“Vountus originated from my hometown of Muar and we were under the Yap Brothers Badminton Academy.
“When I return to my hometown, we often meet up and he will be giving me advice,” said Ameer, who played at the 2016 World Youth Championship in Bilbao.
He hopes Vountus can improve the players’ performances especially the men’s doubles backup squad.
When asked if age factor will be a problem for the new coach, Ameer said he has always respected former national player Vountus though he is only 28 years old.
“Even before this I have respected him, the way he carries himself and the way he speaks and I don’t think it will be a problem for the others to follow.
“In regard to whether the rest can respect him or not, I don’t think it should be a problem. We have to be professional because he is our coach and we are the players.” said Ameer.
“He has good strategies and an advantage in sports science. Sports science is immensely important in modern badminton,” said Ameer, the younger brother of national men’s singles player, Iskandar Zulkarnain.
Besides Ameer, BAM have 15 men’s doubles backup shuttlers who are expected to be trained by Vountus
They are Amir Syazwan Al Razi Shahriman Bakhtiar, Nur Izzuddin Rumsani, Goh Sze Fei, Syazmil Idham Zainal Abidin, Wong Wai Jun, Tan Wee Gieen, Shia Chun Kang, Tan Jinn Hwa, Low Hang Yee, Soh Wooi Yik, Ian Wong, Tan Chee Tean, Man Wei Chong, Kwek Yee Jian and Ng Jia Jun. Ferzalfie Fauzi