Champions League action beckons for Junior Footballers.
PETALING JAYA (12 MAY 2022): Aspiring junior footballers from the country will be strutting their stuff in the inaugural 2022 Milo Challenger Cup, which gets underway at the JSA Arena, a multimillion Sports and F&B hub located in Setia Alam in Shah Alam from May 14-16.
MILO are teaming up with JSA Sports Academy to help create a platform for young footballers to showcase their talents through this tournament. MILO’s Sports Marketing Manager, Kerwin Lim is looking forward to seeing the junior aspiring talents showcase their skills in this tournament.
He said, “the footballers who are taking part in the 2022 Milo Challenger Cup are still in primary and secondary school and this will be a great opportunity for them to get a taste of playing in a competitive and development-based football tournament.”
He also added that the objective of the tournament is to empower and energise the junior football talents to strive for success in the early stages of their life’s as well as to inspire parents to encourage their children to be active in sports from young.
“MILO, together with our key sporting partners have always been playing a major role in the development of Malaysian sports. We are delighted to be collaborating with JSA Sports Academy in organizing the maiden ‘MILO Challenger Cup’,” Kerwin added.
Being one of the top 80 teams that will be competing in the inaugural Milo Challenger Cup, TSS Selangor’s team manager Mohd Afiq Tahir said his team are all fired-up to clinch the 2022 Milo Challenger Cup title. “Our team has been training vigorously for the past two months for this tournament. And with the support of our talented junior players, we are determined to bring home the maiden 2022 Challenger Cup tournament.”
Meanwhile, the northern side Penang Panthers have also sounded an early warning of their aspirations to go far in this tournament. An upbeat team manager Muhaizam Mokhtar said his charges are not here to make up the numbers. “We are capable of pulling a surprise in this tournament. I believe with the strength of our homegrown talents ; we can progress to the ‘MILO Junior Champions League’.”
Some of the finest junior talents will pint their strengths in search of glory for their respective football academies over the course of three days. The tournament will consist of five age-group categories – Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14 and Under-17. The top 12 teams from each category will advance to the ‘MILO Junior Champions League’.