After an intense final football match, Anderson Club defeated Klebang Putra 2-0 in the Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK) Piala Muhibbah Under-16, 2015 at Ipoh Padang recently.
The team beat 16 other clubs to win a RM1000 cash prize, a trophy, medals and 10 footballs thanks to Mohamad Adam’s opening goal in the first half and Lee Szu Min’s during the second half. Adam won the Most Promising Player trophy while Szu Min got a pair of football boots for being the Man of the Match.
The tournament was the first by KLK and the company plans to make it an annual affair.
“We want to promote a healthy lifestyle among youths. Seeing the response and the talents today, we hope to organise the KLK Piala Muhibbah on an annual basis,” said Lim Poh Poh, KLK Senior Manager for Corporate Communications.
What set KLK Piala Muhibbah apart from other football tournaments is that every team needs to have players from at least three ethnic groups. A Team will be disqualified if it fails to meet the basic requirement.
“The idea of having mixed-ethnic teams comes from the word ‘muhibbah’ which means goodwill. We want to generate goodwill among the various races via sports,” Lim stressed.
KLK Group plantation director, Roy Lim gave away the prizes to the winners.
On a related matter, KLK Piala Muhibbah U-12 which was held from May 2-3 at Taman DR Ipoh saw Ipoh Kidz A winning the RM600 cash prize, a trophy, medals and 10 footballs. They won top honours after defeating ten other teams.