Faizal cannot be by wife’s side during birth of second child

KUALA LUMPUR, Sensational striker, Faizal Saari, whose wife is expected to give birth to their second child next month, is joining the 20 players selected for the European Tour.

Faizal, 28, could not be at his wife’s side during labour, which is expected on Aug 3, as he was scheduled to leave for Europe on July 21.

“This is one of my sacrifices for the country,” he told reporters after a training session at the Bukit Jalil National Hockey Stadium.

The national team would be facing five European countries namely Germany, Spain, England, Ireland and Belgium.

On Thursday, head coach Roelant Oltmans had announced the 20 players including six strikers namely Faizal, Norshafiq Sumantri, Muhammad Shahril Saabah, Mohamad Akhimullah Anuar Esook, Muhammad Noor Firdaus Rosdi and Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Tengku Abdul Jalil.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)