TMJ awards Mohd Faiz RM15,000 over FIFA nomination
KUALA LUMPUR: Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has presented a RM15,000 reward to wonder goal scorer Mohd Faiz Subri.
Tunkuj Ismail, who is the patron of the Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia (PFAM) said it was to celebrate Mohd Faiz's achievement of being in the top three for this year's FIFA Puskas Award.
His effort, which people have described as a goal that "defied the laws of physics ", was scored during a Super League match between Penang and Pahang in February.
On the Johor Southern Tigers website, Tunku Ismail made it clear that the reward was in appreciation of Mohd Faiz bringing glory to the country.
"Wishing Faiz Subri every success," he said.
FIFA on its official website www.fifa.com has announced that Mohd Faiz is in the running for the Puskas Award along with Johnath Marlone Azevedo da Silva of Brazil's Corinthians Club and Daniuska Rodriguez of Venezuela.
Local football fans can still vote for Mohd Faiz at FIFA's official website www.fifa.com before the winner is announced at a grand ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland on Jan 9. – Bernama