Jiangsu Province, China, will definitely be a useful resource for the National Women’s Hockey Squad ahead of the 2023 SEA Games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia which will open on 5 until May 17, 2023.
Although the national team lost all matches, the Head Coach of the National Women’s Squad, Mohd Nasihin Nubli Ibrahim, explained that the result did not affect or show the true strength of the national team, which is now still in the final preparation phase to retain the SEA Games gold medal won in the 2017 edition in Kuala Lumpur. .
Nasihin Nubli added that the opportunity to play with Elite Clubs such as Sony HC Bravia Japan who are former Japanese League Champions as well as Team LiaoNing and Team JiangSu who line up former national players, players in the national training squad and national youth players, helped him a lot as well as the coaching line preparing the team ahead of the biennial games.
“We, the coaching staff, do not only look at the results from this tournament, but we look at it from a positive point of view where we played with a strong team and the strength of the opposing team also helped us a lot to diversify our game strategy ahead of the SEA Games.
“This tournament also not only tests the physical strength of the players but also their mental strength because the players have to play some early matches in a state of fasting as well as the cold weather conditions in addition to having to adapt to a very tight match schedule.
“Overall, the players have shown improvement from one game to the final and put in a good performance.
“Other coaching lines such as Coach Lailin Abu Hassan and Coach Siti Rahmah Othman, helped a lot in the recovery process of the players from one game to another, in addition to the Team Manager, Puan Rogayah Mohamad, also helped in raising the morale of the players to continue to be enthusiastic about the tournament this invitation.
“After this the players will be given a break before the training session resumes on May 2 and there are various aspects that will be focused on starting with food care because as everyone knows, the players have not yet celebrated Hari Raya Aidilfitri with their families yet.
“Apart from that, the fitness levels of the players must also be ensured to be at their best because the opportunity of a few days before going to Cambodia will be fully used to improve and sharpen all the team’s weaknesses and shortcomings,” he explained.
The following are the full results of the National Women’s Team match at the International Invitational Tournament which took place at the Wujin Hockey Training Center, Jiangsu Province, China.
MATCH RESULT NO
1 LiaoNing (5 – 1) Malaysia
2 JiangSu (5 – 1) Malaysia
3 Malaysia (1 – 2) Sony HC BRAVIA
4 Sony HC BRAVIA (1 – 0) Malaysia
5 Malaysia (1 – 3) LiaoNing
6 Malaysia (1 – 3) JiangSu
7 Semi Finals
Malaysia (0 – 4) JiangSu
8 Determination of 3rd / 4th Place
Malaysia (1 – 1) LiaoNing
Shoot Out : Malaysia (2 – 3) LiaoNing