Kuala Lumpur: After the Ampang Jaya BC finally picked up their first win of the 2015-2016 Purple League season in emphatic style on Thursday by trashing Nusajaya BC 15-2, they are expecting a difficult time on Saturday when the Kento Momota led Ampang Jaya BC will face off against Lee Chong Wei’s Petaling Jaya BC.
The tie between these two teams will start at 10am on Saturday and both world No. 3 Lee Chong Wei and world No. 5 Kento Momota are set for blockbuster clash in the second men’s singles event.
As the second season of Purple League got underway, the league had also welcomed a new team sponsor Cuckoo International (MAL) Sdn Bhd on Wednesday. The South Korea’s leading kitchen appliance brand, has confirmed that it has become the main sponsor of Kajang Badminton Club (KJBC).
Malaysia’s badminton legend Foo Kok Keong and star player of KJBC Chayut Triyachart were at the Sports Arena Sentosa to witness the sponsorship agreement signing ceremony.
“There are many young talented players in Malaysia but they lacked high level competition match experience. To excel, the players must be able to perform well during matches besides having the right skills and techniques as the competition levels are getting higher,” Foo Kok Keong, Malaysia’s legend in men’s singles from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s said. In the glory days of Foo, he clinched several titles including the Singapore Open and French Open singles titles in 1990 and the Asian Championships singles title in 1994. He is also part of the Malaysian Thomas Cup team which won the cup in 1992 defeating Indonesia in the final. Recently, the experienced Foo has been hired by the Kajang Badminton Club as the chief coach to prepare its players for the on-going RWG Purple League.