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  1. Angsa

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    http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/34798-Sporting-Club-appalled-state-Macau-Football.html

    Macau Daily Times

    Sporting Club appalled at state of Macau Football

    27/03/2012

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    The Sporting Club Macau has made a scathing attack on the Macau Football Association, saying that the state of football in Macau “has not suffered any positive development by the organization that directs this sport in Macau.”

    In a press statement released on Sunday, the directors of the club reactivated three years ago attacked the poor organization of the sporting program specifically that “it is in the least uncommon that, more than 50 days after the drawing of the teams of the third division, the results of such draws have just been published, dated March 22, showing only a programme of two matches per team”. Sporting Club Macau considers this situation to be “absolutely unacceptable”.

    The club suggests measures to be adopted by the Macau Football Association. “As it is more than evident, it is necessary to separate seven-a-side football from eleven-a-side football, in which the former serves as a stepping stone for the teams to ascend to higher divisions as well as to receive teams that are down graded from third division to fourth. This means that there must not be mandatory for all teams from all divisions to play the seven-a-side championship”, the club states.

    Furthermore, the Macau-based club with a history of 85 years denounced failures in the formation of young players: “The organizations that deal with football in Macau apparently are not interested in the most important issue in any sport: early age training. In Macau the reality is appalling: there is no official training for the infantile and juvenile ages of which the result is an absence of competitions for such ages, from where the result is the absence of schooled players at the age of 18. The degree of amateurism and organizational inability is disturbing and preoccupying.”

    “Macau is ranked in 199th place in FIFA, in a total of 205 countries and autonomous regions. The disparity of this ranking and the GDP of Macau, one of the highest in the world, would be inexplicable if, for Macau’s football, a fundamented, coherent and consistent policy, well publicized, and with planification for the short, the medium and the long terms existed. Most unfortunately, we know not of any such policy,” the club adds.


  2. Angsa

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    It is quite true that Macau has stagnated in its football development, despite its vast financial reserves, it has done just about nothing for football.

    IMHO, they should look at themselves like Monaco does and participate in either the Chinese league system or Hong Kong League system. They've got to do something and get a move on.
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    Any news of 梁嘉恒? (Leong Ka-hang)
  4. nebrejen

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    Hello ,

    my name is Martin Dimov.I`m profesional football player with more than 100 games in Premier and First division of Bulgaria.
    Now I`m free agent
    I have a desire to play in Macau.
    Can any one contact me with some agent there?
    Thanks in advance.


  5. Angsa

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    Macau football league is amateur.
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    Thank you.I dont know that.
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    http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/m...ing-at-portuguese-sporting-youth-academy.html

    Local football players training at Portuguese Sporting Youth Academy

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    Over the last two weeks, a group of 29 football players from the Football Youth Academy of Macau has been practicing in a new, yet distant, location: the Portuguese Sporting Football Club Youth Academy, also known as Sporting Academy or Academy of Alcochete.

    Within the scope of a protocol signed between Macau and the Portuguese Sports Institute, the young football players have – for the first time – the opportunity to undergo 15-days of training at this youth football institute which has been ranked amongst the best in the world.

    After several football practice sessions and friendly games, the two teams will be returning to Macau this coming Sunday. The acting President of the Macau Sport Development Board (ID) – the entity responsible for taking the young football players to Portugal – told the Times that so far, “the experience has been great for both players and coaches.”

    Mr José Tavares said: “They have found excellent conditions and are quite impressed with the quality of the academy.” “It is a very specialized academy, which promotes rigor and discipline during training,” he added.

    The acting President of ID emphasized the rigorous nature of the Sporting Youth Academy: “Life at the academy is extremely structured… For instance, even at the canteen, they have certain rules: they have a diet to follow and they cannot leave without having eaten the entire meal.” In his opinion, the experience has given Macau’s football players a sense of life outside of their comfort zone.

    “Sometimes, children are spoiled rotten at home. In the youth academy, they are able to understand how things are handled outside of their homes. It is a very educational experience,” he reflected.

    Mr José Tavares also highlighted the fact that the players had had the opportunity to actually practice with Sporting’s first team. “That was a good experience for them, as they got to know the professional football players,” he concluded.

    In addition, local coaches Rui Brás and Daniel Dias attended daily practice of the Sporting Youth Academy’s teams to better understand the techniques used and the secrets that might lie behind training a young football team.

    As for the next year, José Tavares said that the ID is not yet sure if a similar program could once again be facilitated by the Sporting Youth Academy. “Portugal is in a difficult financial situation, but I hope they are able to receive our teams again.

    Nevertheless, we still have a protocol signed with Portugal and we will certainly organize further exchange programs,” José Tavares guaranteed.

    The Sporting Youth Academy was founded in 2002, comprised of several training facilities located at the outskirts of Lisbon in a city called Alcochete. Football players like Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Nani (Manchester United) or Luís Figo (who played for FC Barcelona and later for Real Madrid) were spotted and trained by the academy. In 2006, several other Sporting football schools were opened across the country.
    In a statement, the ID pointed out that “through this training program our players furthered their knowledge of football, team spirit and sporting values.” The protocol signed between Portugal and Macau is due to continue, and the ID intends to “create further opportunities so that young athletes can practice more sports.” Staff reporter

    Learning the secrets to spotting football talent

    The Macau Sport Development Board (ID) is planning to send a group of local soccer coaches to the Portuguese Sporting Football Club Youth Academy aiming to better explore the art of scouting for football talent. According to the ID acting President, José Tavares, this would be appropriate training for coaches in Macau. “In the near future, we would like to send four or five coaches – as we already have a few – to undergo more technical training regarding the selection of young football players,” he told the Times. As the Sporting Youth Academy is known for having discovered and trained several football starts, such as Luís Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo or Nani, José Tavares believes that “it would be appropriate to send over local coaches, so they can learn the art of spotting football talent,” and hopes to further develop this sporting activity in Macau.
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    Macau young players meet Premier League football stars

    A little bit more movement, a little bit further...don’t pass the ball here, there,” shouts Robbie Fowler, former shining star of the Liverpool team. Barefoot, he walks through the football field training a group of around ten kids. He is not afraid of a bit of aggression in his voice and continues shouting instructions, adding: “Who speaks English here?” As soon as a last minute translator arrives and young players start kicking the ball, he encourages them with his Scouse accent, “excellent, very good.”

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    The Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) stadium was the selected location to host the Macau Youth Football Clinic with Premier League Legends, a joint initiative of Sands China Ltd., the Macau Sport Development Board and the Macau Football Association. Held last Friday, the event gathered eight former Premier League players who went on to the field to show and teach their skills.

    On the pitch, 40 young players, aged between 13 and 15, waited for instructions from eight football players, whose days of glory still allow them to shine. Robbie Fowler, for instance, was a striker from 1993 to 2012. Famed for his Liverpool days, Fowler is the fifth-highest goal scorer in the history of Premier League.
    Speaking to reporters before the football clinic commenced, he stated, “We always have a soccer clinic...the main thing is as long as the kids enjoy it...It is a bit of a cliché, but we don’t mind doing that, it’s one or two hours of our day and if the kids can learn, that is great.”

    He declared that “kids will enjoy it as there are so many fantastic players [in the group].” Asked if training with football stars can somehow influence the way they play football, Robbie Fowler said that children will always learn something. “Obviously kids have idols like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi and if they keep watching them play, they will pick up a few things.”

    German player Dietmar Hamann, who also played for Liverpool, added that “hopefully we can pass on information and knowledge to the kids.” In his opinion, “it’s all about learning and enjoying football, and then we can teach them one or two things which may improve their skills in the long term.”

    From the Czech Republic, Patrik Berger was once a Liverpool star. He too was looking forward to training the kids. “Some of us will do some defense work with them, others will do offensive work, and then we are supposed to have a game for about half an hour,” he explained.

    At the same time, Patrik said that the clinic is also an opportunity for the former football players to reunite. “I live in Prague and most of the boys are living in the UK and we don’t have much time to see each other, so whenever we go on these trips, we always look forward to it.”

    Also from Czech Republic, Vladimir Šmicer is used to training kids. “It’s always good when we teach kids. In my case, I have a small team back in Czech Republic, so sometimes I go in and have training with them,” he revealed.

    One of the young boys playing was Dion Carlos Choi, 14. “I was very happy to meet them [the players] because they are very famous. They taught us a few things we hadn’t learned before,” he said. His idol is Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo, currently playing for Spanish team Real Madrid. He hopes to be a professional football player in the future, because whenever he plays he feels very happy.

    Having started playing football six years ago, last Friday he preferred the one against one exercises, as “I learned more skills from playing against each other.” Staff reporter

    Football in China “will change”

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    Robbie Fowler, former shining star of the Liverpool team, is convinced that football in China “will certainly change” for the better. Asked how he sees football development in mainland China, he commented that “this is a massive country, so of course you can find good players and good teams. But it was a bit disappointing in the last few World Cups…not qualifying. Something obviously needs to change.”

    Importing football players from Europe isn’t the greatest solution of all, he believes. “China is a proud nation and they want to be the best in everything, so you can count on that in the future they will certainly change,” he declared.
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    SPORTING MACAU SIGNS PARTNERSHIP WITH OSAKA F.C.

    The Sporting Club of Macau and Japan’s Osaka F.C. have signed a partnership featuring football transfer opportunities for both sides.

    Sporting Club of Macau’s president, António Conceição Junior, said that the partnership makes transferring players between Macau and Japan possible. “Local players who join Sporting might have the opportunity to play in Japan. Equally, players from Osaka will be playing here,” he said in a press conference held yesterday.

    According to Mr Conceição Junior, partnering with a Japanese football club will benefit local players, who can travel to Japan and see how football has evolved there. “If Macau players go to Japan, they will realize how football has progressed and how Macau can do the same (…) it’s a challenge for Macau’s players,” he added.
    Osaka F.C. President Mr Masato Yoshizawa said that his club wishes to be known beyond Japan’s borders, having already partnered with other football clubs in Brazil, Portugal and Turkey. Macau now presents itself as a doorstep, allowing the club to be better known across Asia.

    António Conceição Junior stressed that they are particularly proud of the partnership, since Osaka F.C. took the initiative to directly contact Sporting Club of Macau. By partnering, Osaka F.C. seeks to work toward helping both teams grow, its president assured.

    They are also looking to give Japanese players an opportunity to learn both Portuguese and Chinese. “There’s a noble goal behind this partnership, as Japanese [citizens] usually do not speak [many] foreign languages. So in addition to football training, they would also have the opportunity to learn Portuguese and Chinese,” said António Conceição Junior.

    Osaka F.C.’s president, Masato Yoshizawa, stated that they have chosen to partner with a Macau club, as it is a place with a long tradition of football. “It is a football culture that still needs to grow, but it isn’t too different from football played in other places.” Furthermore, he said that because Macau is close to Japan, it makes it easier to send players here.

    Regarding funding, António Conceição Junior stressed that players interested to come to Macau from Japan usually have sponsors, therefore Sporting would not have to fund the arrangement. He added that Sporting would be a doorstep for them into other football clubs as well.

    The partnership will not be implemented immediately, but António Conceição Junior stressed that Sporting is committed to kicking off football training programs within the year.

    Osaka F.C is a Japanese football club playing in the regional Kansai Soccer League. Sporting Club of Macau was promoted to Macau’s first division this year.
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    Macau Footballer of the Year Leung Ka Hang will have a trial with Wofoo Tai Po in Hong Kong. He just scored a super goal against Hong Kong U23 today.
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    Macau drew Singapore 2-2 this month in a friendly.
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    Yeah, this match was poorly publicized. Verg good effort from Macau.
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