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Malaysia U22 coach looks forward to meeting Vietnam at semi-final

Malaysia U-22 head coach Ong Kim Swee is looking forward to clashing with Vietnam in the semi-final of SEA Games.

During the press conference after the opening match against Brunei on Monday night, Ong expressed his unsatisfactory with the questions from reporters about the frustrating performance shown by his players.

As reported by Vietnam news site, when a Vietnamese reporter asked Ong about the poor attendance of Malaysia supporters at Shah Allam Stadium, the 46-year-old coach believed that the stadium will be filled to capacity if their opponents are Vietnam.

“I am really looking forward to meeting Vietnam at semi-final. At this match, the stadium will be filled up with more supporters,” Ong said.

Meanwhile, although his side struggled to overcome minnows Brunei 2-1 in their campaign opener, Ong was satisfied with the performance of his players.

“It is not easy to win but I was satisfied. This is the first game so it’s not simple for us. Brunei have progressed very much and they are determined. Collecting three points in the opening match was important,” he added.

Malaysia will face Singapore in their second match on Wednesday.