SEVEN-a-SIDE football competition in Penang

SEVEN-a-SIDE football competition in Penang

A total of 44 local and foreign teams will gather for the PSC-Ideal International Soccer 7’s Tournament this weekend to vie the exclusive title.

Among the foreign teams participating are from Indonesia, Singapore, Maldives, Thailand, Cambodia and Hong Kong.

This is the 19th edition of the competition and it will see action among the veterans in the PSC International Soccer 7’s Veterans category, Masters category and Grand Masters category.

Local teams are from Langkawi, Perak, Selangor, Malacca, Johore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Among the well-known Malaysian stars of yesteryear taking part in the tournament are Datuk Soh Chin Aun, A. Rukkumaran, Thoong Chee Eng, Chee Wan Hoe, Alen Bajkusa, Salleh Mohd Noor and Fadzli Ahmad.

Former Singapore internationals Abbas Saad, S. Sundramoorthy and K. Kannan will also take part.

For the first time, the title sponsors for this year are premier Penang based property developer Ideal Property Group while Carlsberg Malaysia and Bukit Jambul Club are the co-sponsors.

“In line with our policy to promote healthy lifestyle and encourage healthy living, we are proud to support this annual event for the first time.

“Many of the members of the Penang Sports Club are also our home buyers and this is one way to give back something for their sporting activities.

“We have also built bicycle tracks and swimming pools in line with this and new stadiums at Queensbay and Sg Ara,” says Shahfie Ahmad, Independent Non Executive Director of Ideal United Bintang Berhad.

He adds the group plans to venture into hospitality and medical tourism sectors in the near future.

Winning teams in each category stand to walk away with a cash award of RM2,000 each and the challenge trophy. Call Penang Sports Club at 04-229-7834 for details.