Proud parents beamed with joy as their young ones competed in the third Piala Muhibah KLK under-12 boys category organised by Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK) from May 13 to 14. The competition was coordinated by Ipoh Bug.
The annual football tournament aims to provide a platform for our multiracial populace to come and play together under the spirit of muhibah (goodwill) and at the same time, promote a healthy lifestyle.
With increasing participation, this year saw a total 16 local football clubs with players from various races in each team. New teams this year included St Michael’s Institution, Tenby Schools Ipoh and the city council.
Panglima Kids A emerged victorious in the tightly contested final, finishing with a 2-1 scoreline against PAFA DRZ B. The young goal-scorer from Panglima Kids A, Muhd Al-Fahmi was crowned the best player of the tournament.
Prizes in the form of cash, trophies, medals and footballs for the top eight teams were presented by Trevor Chong, the chief accountant (plantations) of KLK.
“We want to promote the spirit of muhibah right from a young age,” Trevor told Ipoh Echo.
A similar tournament for boys under 16 will be held in August. Interested readers can visit KLK Care Facebook page for more updates.