‘Million dollar feet’ search is on
PETALING JAYA: Two talented young footballers will get to play at professional level and even sign up with one of the many top football clubs of Europe in the Million Dollar Feet (MDF) football competition.
To earn this opportunity of a lifetime, the duo must participate in the competition that is supported by the Education Ministry and sponsored by Brickfields Asia College (BAC).
MDF Football director Peter de Kretser said the duo must prove that they have the talent to play football at professional level.
“The dream is for a Malaysian kid to sign a professional contract and pave the way for more young Malaysians to crack it big time on the big stage,” he said.
Kretser said that MDF will go to Penang next weekend (Sept 24 and 25), Pahang (Oct 1 and 2), Sarawak (Oct 8 and 9), Johor (Oct 14 and 15) and Kuala Lumpur (Oct 21 and 22) to conduct a series of try-outs, drills and competitions to find the best of the best, regardless of race, creed or social standing.
The competition, free for students aged between 11 and 14, will select the best player from each state for the grand finals in Kuala Lumpur.
“With Liverpool legend Steve McMahon being the head coach, two finalists will receive an all-expensespaid trip to the United Kingdom in November where they will audition in a trial match in front of Europe’s top scouts for a chance to sign and potentially play for a big European club, said Kretser.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said the ministry will inform all state and district education departments about the MDF programme. – by Adrian Phung