Southeast Asia Malaysia

AFF U19 Championships Profile – Malaysia

Aiman Nazirmuddin

Football Tribe Malaysia


The Malaysian Football Association (FAM) is aiming for the country’s Under-19 squad to advance to the final round of the ASEAN Football Confederation (AFF) B-19 Championship in Vietnam.

Malaysia faces a difficult path in the 17th edition of the tournament, after being drawn against five-time champions Thailand and four-time champions Australia in Group B, along with Cambodia, Singapore and host Vietnam.

This tournament is seen as crucial preparation for the upcoming AFC U19 Championship Qualifiers – the first step on the long road to the U20 World Cup – where they will also face Thailand and Cambodia.


Player to Watch: 

Luqman Hakim Shamsuddin, 17, Striker –  The Kelantanese forward is seen as the main threat to our opponents based on his goal scoring record at the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifying Round in Indonesia last year. He also made his own history he was selected in the Best XI of the 2019 Sanix Football Championship finals this year. According to some sources, Japanese giants Cerezo Osaka has invited the striker for a trial with the team.