Malaysia wins blind football gold in Singapore at ASEAN Para Games
Date: December 8, 2015
Malaysia were crowned gold medal champions in the ASEAN Para Games blind football football competition earlier today after defeating defending champions Thailand in the final game of the round-robin group.
The Malaysians were worthy champions in the competition for blind footballers which took place at the Marina Bay Sands Hall B.
Caption: Thailand and Malaysia line up before the final match.
With the exciting 2-1 win, the Malaysians ended their campaign on top of the four-team group on seven points while Thailand finished a point behind.
Ahmad Fikri grabbed the winner for Malaysia with a fine solo goal after Thailand’s Kittikorn Baodee had cancelled out Mohamed Zamha’s opener.
Thailand had a chance to level things up near the end when they were awarded a penalty but Panyawaut Kupan was unable to convert.
"We've developed the game since 2009 and we lost to Thailand in 2014. This joy is so meaningful,” said Malaysian coach Shalesh Manickavasagam.
Vietnam took the bronze medal after their 2-0 victory over hosts Singapore earlier in the day put them in third spot.
Caption: Malaysian players celebrate after scoring the winning goal.
Source: ASEAN Para Games web site.
Click here to watch all the blind football matches at the 8th ASEAN Para Games 2015.