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01-10-2008, 08:44 AM #18
When Misbun Sidek's attention is now quite justifiably focused on getting Lee Chong Wei up to top form for the battles immediately ahead, maybe Hafiz shouldn't be blamed for thinking that he would be better off training elsewhere
After all, the first encounter coming up is with Lee Chong Wei
Perhaps Hafiz deserves a bit more sympathy (not that it will make him any better a player)
01-10-2008, 10:00 AM #19
In a way I wish Roslin was Hafiz as his work ethic is sound. Whenever I saw him lose at the All England he definitely was feeling very down and didn't have that 'nevermind la' attitude. Also has a great fighting spirit.
And he gave me his shirt....
01-10-2008, 10:12 AM #20
01-10-2008, 10:32 AM #21
01-10-2008, 10:27 PM #22
Now, Hafiz Is With Misbun Again...
KUALA LUMPUR: Shuttler Mohd Hafiz Hashim will continue to show allegiance to his coach and mentor Misbun Sidek – at least until the Beijing Olympics.
Hafiz showed up for training yesterday with renewed zest at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, which is the venue for season-opening Super Series tournament – the Malaysian Open.
Hafiz: Did not deny that he had been looking for options to revive his badminton career.
His presence quashed rumours that he would part company with Misbun. The Nusa Mahsuri player had been absent from national training camp on three occasions thus far this year.
However, Hafiz did not deny that he had been looking for options to revive his badminton career.
“I am still with Misbun. Yes, I missed a few days of training but I had my reasons. I was ill once and then, I had to sort out some matters with my employers (Police),” said Hafiz, who is a constable.
“When I did not make it for training with Misbun, I make up with sessions with my club. I have not neglected training. There is nothing wrong with my relationship with Misbun.”
Hafiz added that the last few months had been very trying on him as far as his future as badminton player was concerned.
“I have been with Misbun for a very long time. It is disappointing when I fail him time and again. I have been constantly asking what has gone wrong and I am looking at ways to be a better player. No one can help me but myself,” he said.
“I even had an informal talk with KLRC Bhd (another professional badminton club). I wanted to know my options if I chose to leave. For now, I have a contract with Nusa and the NSC (National Sports Council) until the Olympics and I hope to fulfil it.”
Hafiz said that he would not make any drastic moves because he was still in with a shot to qualify for the Olympics in August.
“This hope (of making the grade to the Olympics) is keeping me going. I am among the few players fighting for the second berth to represent the country in the Olympics. Whether I make it will depend on how I fare over the next four months.”
A country gets two entries if both are among the top 16 in the world rankings at the end of April. Hafiz is now ranked at number 17, one rung behind veteran Wong Choong Hann and Lee Chong Wei is ranked at number two.
In the Malaysian Open, Hafiz is drawn to play against Chong Wei in the first round.
“It will not be easy but it is a do-or-die mission for me in every tournament over the next few months. I have to do well to keep my Olympic dream alive,” he said.
Meanwhile, Misbun said that he would continue with his job to prepare both Chong Wei and Hafiz for the Olympics.
“I am very open with my ways of training a player. I have no problems if a player needs some time off to train somewhere else as long as he comes back rejuvenated,” he said.
“Hafiz thinks what he is giving in training is enough but I feel he can give more. It all depends on the players themselves. I am here just to guide them.”
01-10-2008, 11:06 PM #23
wow, hafiz has 3 jobs:
1. to do well in tournaments and even the olympic
2. to prepare lcw for lin dan
01-10-2008, 11:14 PM #24
01-10-2008, 11:32 PM #25
since when has he turned into a policeman?? maybe he got that yoyo attitude from his colleagues at the working place? yes?? hehehehe..............
01-10-2008, 11:33 PM #26
01-10-2008, 11:42 PM #27
he is just a constable only, so probably wont get much from that job. maybe around a thousand a month??
01-10-2008, 11:49 PM #28
does this mean that he is not a full time player ... ?
01-11-2008, 01:20 AM #29
If Hafiz is a policeman, don't forget that Lin Dan is a PLA soldier. Both are from the discipline services.
01-11-2008, 04:41 AM #30
this guy has good skill but lack of discipline.. thats something very serious for a sportmen..
01-11-2008, 04:53 AM #31
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01-11-2008, 05:27 AM #33
hafiz is coming back to misbun,isnt he?.
be by urself la hafiz.u need some space.without misbun for a while.
01-12-2008, 05:51 AM #34
If Hafiz is a chinese shuttler, Li Yongbo would have him skinned and dumped into the gutter ages ago. But since Hafiz is Malaysian, we will look at it from a Malaysia Boleh angle and come up with something brilliant like "the lad cant make training due to his inadequate training allowances, the solution is to increase his training allowances!" and everything will be solved!!!
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