Almost a thousand football fans gathered at the Menteri Besar’s residence recently to witness the launch of Perak 2012 Super League Season. At the event, new jerseys for the state team were unveiled and two foreign players were introduced. They are Lazar Popovic from Serbia who will take on the role of striker and Michal Kubala from Slovakia, as midfielder.
The Perak football team will receive new sponsorships this season; the main sponsor being Vale. Kika is the sponsor for kits, Arwana for transport and Ipoh City Council for venue. Yayasan Bina Upaya, the charity partner, will handle the sale of the 2012 season passes.
Perak Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir announced an allocation of RM25,000 to Perak Football Association. He asked that the players be disciplined and to perform their best in the spirit of sportsmanship. Fans were also reminded to continue supporting the team.
At the post-event press conference, Zambry disclosed plans to set up a football academy in Perak to nurture talent in the young, to not only achieve football greatness for the state but also the country. The Perak State Government, through the state’s sports council, will look for sponsorships. Site for the proposed academy has yet to be identified.