Tanah Tumpah­nya Darahku

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I AlSO man­aged to catch up a lit­tle with Se­lan­gor FA star Safiq Rahim at the jersey launch, the first time I’ve spo­ken to him since our in­ter­view af­ter the SEA Games. Now Safiq’s a quiet and re­served guy, but he looked pretty chuffed with the new jersey.

The Nike kit is made with space-age technology, uses re­cy­cled ma­te­rial and all that, but the coolest fea­ture for me, was the sim­ple em­broi­dered words on the in­side of the jersey, right be­hind the Malaysian flag - Tanah Tumpah­nya Darahku.

I asked Safiq about it, and he was so en­thu­si­as­tic that he lifted the jersey he was wear­ing and showed it to me. A lit­tle more than I’d wanted to see, but it was good to see how proud he was of the jersey.

Just as it was dur­ing our in­ter­view, Safiq didn’t have much to say. He just told me he liked the new kit, and he liked hav­ing the words on the in­side.

But that’s how our young Tigers are. They’re not su­per­stars, just reg­u­lar guys who know how lucky they are to be play­ing for their coun­tries.

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All you have to do is an­swer a ridicu­lously sim­ple ques­tion and com­plete this slo­gan: “I am proud of our Malaysian na­tional foot­ball team be­cause...”.

We only have three jer­seys up for grabs, so make sure you come up with one heck of a slo­gan!

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