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Soft-spoken Shameer is Superfly

May 31, 2011 - 9:19pm


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He was deemed the fastest and most explosive among 40 promising footballers at the Jalan Besar Stadium yesterday.

Yet, Muhammad Shameer Aziq, 15, doesn't think he's fast enough.

Suffice to say, the modest 15-year-old was surprised to be crowned the Nike Superfly winner by Lions' striker specialist coach V Sundramoorthy.

Forty players, a mixture of defenders, midfielders and strikers under the age of 17, were selected by coaches of schools taking part in the Manchester United Premier Cup, a regional tournament that gives participating teams the chance to compete at the World Finals in Old Trafford.

More in The New Paper on Wednesday (June 1).



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