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Hidden somewhere - a visit to Wisma FAM in Kelana Jaya

Wisma FAM at Kelena Jaya
No one would expect a country's football association to be located within a residential district, but it is where the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) housed their headquarters at in Kelana Jaya, a suburb of Petaling Jaya (commonly known as PJ to the local) which located next to the capital city, Kuala Lumpur.

Due to its obscure locality, it would be a mammoth task for any newcomer who would want to pay a visit to this complex which comprises of a four-storey building with other training facilities which play an instrumental part in the Malaysian football development.

I was at this complex for the pre-match press conference for the following day's "Causeway Challenge"between Malaysia and Singapore, which ended in a 2-2 draw at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

The venue of the press conference was held at the mini-auditorium in the main building.

Malaysia coach Datuk K Rajagobal maintains his POV
At the presser, Malaysian coach Datuk K Rajagobal still reiterated that his side deserved to win the game in Singapore that would otherwise be their first victory over the Republic since 2004, while the Lions were represented by its former skipper Aide Iskandar (pictured below left), who served as coach Raddy Avramovic's assistant in this series, and skipper Baihakki Khaizan (pictured below right).

Lions represented coach Aide Iskandar and captain Baihakki Khaizan
When probed by the Malaysian press about any tactical changes in the Singapore side that saw the return of veteran striker Aleksandar Duric, coach Aide said he can't say much about since it will coach Raddy's decision on such matters.

Photo op for the media as Datuk Rajagobal shakes hand with coach Aide
Initial thoughts of travelling to the game venue of Shah Alam was aborted due to logistic issues, yet it was quite an experience in hunting down Wisma FAM from our ride from KL, as we were circled around the residential area in the due process.