Having been rejected by Harendra Singh, former champions Yayasan Negeri Sembilan have now shifted their attention towards Sandeep Somesh, who coached the Indian women's team to the Asian Games.
Ipoh City Hall are the early leaders of the Division One of the Malaysian Hockey League when they defeated Malacca Municipal Council 3-2 in a keenly contested match at the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh.
Former champions Yayasan Negeri Sembilan were dealt a severe blow for their return to the Malaysian Hockey League when embattled Indian coach Harendra Singh declined their offer to coach the team for the Premier League that gets underway on December 17.
It was touted to be a professionally run league. But the team manager's meeting at the Bukit Jalil Stadium this morning proved that there is lack of professionalism on the part of the Malaysian Hockey Federation and certain teams.
Teams in the Division One are a forgotten bunch as far as the Malaysian Hockey League are concerned. It seems that all attention is centered on the Premier League with teams in Division One being give the short straw.