S2E75: On The Right Track?
Lim Teong Kim
Lim Teong Kim is a man who would not mince his words - having donned the national colours before coaching Germany club Bayern Munich's junior team for 12 years - which includes mentoring the likes of Thomas Muller, David Alaba, Emre Can and more - he returned to Malaysia in 2013 to be the Project Director of the National Football Development Programme (NFDP). However his run was not the fairytale he imagined - his young footballers had chalked up successes in several tournaments but was still dragged into a public debate after his U16 squad last year failed to qualify for the U17 2019 World Cup in Peru.
Fast forward to today, 12 academy players – all aged 17 – were called up by national U19 coach Brad Maloney for centralised training. Lim insists this is a testament of NFDP and the academy’s capabilities, resulting in the national team enjoying a larger pool of talents. Joining us today is Teong Kim who will share his insights about his time at NFDP, the Mokhtar Dahari Academy and his foresight of Malaysian football.
Produced by: Daryl Ong, Haresh Deol
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