Malaysians firm up Asian Cup hosting preparations

No longer having to be concerned with a commercial match fixture involving Manchester United FC, officials of the Football Association of Malaysia are working to ensure that its hosting of six Group C games, a Quarter Final and a Semi Final of the AFC Asian Games 2007 goes smoothly next month. The logistics committee, under the Local Organising Committee, inspected two official hotels in Kuala Lumpur, handpicked by the Asian Football Confederation, the Millennium and the Prince, which will house over visiting match commissioners and organisers and team members and officials. Rizal Hashim of the Malay Mail reported that the committee headed by the state of Selangor FA Secretary Hamidin Mohd, is "satisfied with the hotels’ preparation".

The committee includes FAM officials Ahmad Fuad Daud, E.R. Subramaniam, Rodzali Yaacob, Mej Azhar Ahmad, veteran A. Krishnan, and other representatives from the Immigration Department, the Police, Malaysia Airport Berhad, Customs and Health Ministry.