UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE: A Project 2019 player (in yellow/black strip) tussles with a Negri Sembilan player in their match.
DEFENDING champions MyKids Perlis stuttered to a 1-1 draw against Sabah while Patriot Medan of Indonesia had a bright start when they downed Kiddo Kickers of Malacca 4-2 in the opening day of the Champion of Champions 2012 at the Gong Badak Field in Kuala Terengganu today.
Perlis had gone into the game confidently but found Sabah a tough nut to crack even though they did score the opening goal early in the 10th minute through Adika Shauqi. But Sabah did not take too long to score the equaliser when Mohd Nasip found the back of the net in the 23rd minute.
Patriot Medan, meanwhile, showed that they have the quality to win the tournament this year when they overturned a two-goal deficit to beat Kiddo Kickers.
Luqman Hakeem found the back of the net twice for Kiddo Kickers on 28th and 32nd minute before the side from Indonesia replied with the four goals.
Bobby Andriza grabbed a brace off goals in the 33rd and 48th minute while Aryo Pratomo (38th minute) and Ragil Kurniawan (42nd minute) were the other scorers.
Other notable results were CIMB YFA’s 5-0 demolition of First Touch Pahang 5-0 while MyKids Kedah were also on a romp, thrashing MSS Terengganu with the same scoreline.
The Project 2019 boys had a positive start to their maiden appearance when they held Negri Sembilan to a 1-1 draw in their Group C tie.
Group A: MyKids Perlis, Sabah, Kiddo Kickers, Patriot Medan
Group B: MyKids Kuala Lumpur, MyKids Terengganu, CIMB-YFA, First Touch Pahang
Group C: MyKids Kedah, MSST, Project 2019, Negeri Sembilan