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02-05-2007, 07:47 PM #1
Cheah Soon Kit Leave BAM???
Disgruntled coach Soon Kit may leave BAM
By RAJES PAUL
KUALA LUMPUR: Women’s doubles coach Cheah Soon Kit could join men’s singles coach Li Mao in leaving the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).
Soon Kit said he felt demoralised because his contract, as well as that of the other coaches, had not been renewed since it expired on Dec 31.
Last week, Chinese coach Li Mao, whose contract also expired on Dec 31, signed up with the Korean BA, leaving the men’s singles squad, led by national No 1 Lee Chong Wei, in a lurch.
One of the major tournaments coming up for the top national players is the World Championships, which Malaysia will host from Aug 13-19.
Soon Kit said that he was surprised that there had been no meeting among the coaches since the Asian Games in Doha last December.
“Discussions and negotiations should take place when contracts come to an end. When I approached the BAM last year, I was told to wait,” said Soon Kit.
He added that after he had approached them again, the BAM sent a memo asking the coaches to hang on because they were waiting for the National Sports Council (NSC) to announce their new programme for the Beijing Olympics next year.
“I am confused. Am I working for the BAM or the NSC? None of the BAM officials approached me to explain. There are uncertainties,” he said.
“In fact, I have not been called for any coaches’ meeting. And we have only six months more to prepare for the World Championships.”
He added that he was beginning to lose the drive to train the players at the national training centre and might consider leaving the BAM fold, though that would be his last option. “I used to get up early and all fired up to train the girls. But now ...” said Soon Kit.
Since joining the BAM, he has helped the women achieve good results in the SEA Games and Commonwealth Games. In fact, Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty are the first Malaysian pair to reach the top five in the world.
“Being a professional coach is one thing but all this uncertainties do not help,” said Soon Kit. Yesterday, BAM general manager Kenny Goh was at the National Gymnasium in Bukit Jalil to have a chat with Soon Kit over his grouses.
Really bad for Malaysia if this trully happen.Who should be blame????
02-05-2007, 08:58 PM #2
Cis, another case!
02-05-2007, 10:31 PM #3
this is bad
li mao already left n now some coaches r uncertain bout their post n BAM is doin nothing?
just only wait 4 NSC?
wat is this man?
BAM should really do sth quick.
we already lost a good coach like li mao n now soon kit is also uncertain.
both r good coach n have brought our players to a higher level
really hope BAM will settle this fast so tat coaches x leave n can carry out their plans early n well since WC is only 6 months away
02-05-2007, 10:43 PM #4
that's what happened when a sports governance managed by politician...
02-05-2007, 11:02 PM #5
the recent uninspiring performance from the malaysian women doubles in Korean and Malaysian Open might have something to do with this issue...poor thing. politics always kills
02-06-2007, 12:22 AM #6
The indirect way of sacking Li Mao/Cheah Soon Kit
i think its the indirect way of BAM asking the coach to leave without actually saying it out. it's almost similar when a gal wana reject a guy would say something like:" i wan to put more time in my career, u will have to wait until i've success in my career"...... BAM said:" pls wait for the answer from NSC......". Its the same thing, i think Li Mao is smart to sack BAM before he got his own arse sacked by BAM.....haaha
02-06-2007, 05:21 AM #7Originally Posted by alfa2
02-06-2007, 07:34 AM #8Originally Posted by Dreamzz
02-06-2007, 07:49 AM #9Originally Posted by alfa2
02-06-2007, 08:33 AM #10Originally Posted by alfa2
If a company was run like that it would be out of business in no time at all.
It would be better run if the NSC allocates BAM and other sports bodies a lump of cash each, and get the individual organisations to manage them as they see fit, rather than batting it back and forth.
Unfortunately, as long as politicians get involved, things will take a helluva long time to get resolved.
02-06-2007, 10:13 AM #11
I don't blame Li Mao actions as well as Soon Kit's current disastifaction over BAM. Even BAM have the intention of re-signing Li Mao, but they didn't assure Li Mao about it. Now same thing is happening again and Soon Kit is warning BAM. But from what i see, i don't think Soon Kit is going to leave BAM. After his meeting with BAM's General Manager, everything seems to cool down a little. However BAM needs to make decision fast and i mean FAST! Before everyone leaves.
This is definately not good as World Championship and the 2008 Olympics thay is approaching. Having new coaches and with the current problems may affect the players momentum. But i do sincerely hope everything will go well. I don't care about BAM but i care about their player's and coaches welfare.
02-06-2007, 10:39 AM #12
BAM assures coaches on contracts
KUALA LUMPUR: National women’s doubles coach Cheah Soon Kit can now look forward to better working arrangements with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).
Yesterday, the BAM gave assurances to national coaches that concerns over their contracts would be solved by next week.
The contracts of several coaches have not been renewed although they had expired on Dec 31.
One of them, singles coach Li Mao, has left to join the Korean BA.
The BAM a waiting for decisions from the Cabinet committee for sports’ meeting on Thursday before looking into the contracts.
New BAM general manager Kenny Goh said after attending a 45-minute meeting with the National Sports Council (NSC) in Bukit Jalil here on Tuesday that they would come out with short- and long-term plans to beef up their coaching set-up.
The meeting with the NSC deputy director Datuk Zolkples Embong, head of coaching division Lam Fei Eng and consultant Mohd Sheikh Kamaruddin Sheikh Ahmad was held to discuss Soon Kit’s concerns over his future as a national coach.
from the star
after so much uncertainties only BAM take some action.
i cant belive tat BAM x do nything bout d coaches' contract after it already expired about a month.
what is this?
well sad 2 say this is how some malaysians do things
i guess BAM took d coaches for granted n now they had their lesson with li mao already left.
i agree with ants that BAM hav 2 do sth real fast.
dont delay anymore.
d faster this problem is solve the better it is 4 d players.
hope they will choose a good new coach 2 replace li mao.
i think rashid would be good
02-06-2007, 07:08 PM #13
Finally they wanna take some action.Why they had to wait until coaches are fed up and wanna quit then take action.If they are really care about their mission bring back champion this and next year,this thing shouldn't happen.
02-06-2007, 08:39 PM #14
How come???? Cant they just make things work faster?
If things are still like that, our country's badminton will die..........
02-07-2007, 12:17 PM #15Originally Posted by gsloh
Malaysia would have been a paradise without corruptions.
02-07-2007, 12:24 PM #16
im wondering is there a possibility to privatise BAM??? when its not a government body anymore, then things will tend to work faster......haihhhhh, im ashamed be a malaysian everytime we talk about the Malaysia Boleh SYSTEM..... sadly its not Malaysia Boleh CEPAT SYSTEM, just Boleh only.....
02-07-2007, 01:32 PM #17
A bit off topic-Actually..Originally Posted by alfa2
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