November 01, 2019
MESTECC Remains Defending Champion at Football Friendly Match with Malakoff
On 1 November 2019, Malakoff Corporation Berhad (Malakoff) held its annual friendly football match with the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) at Padang Bola Sepak, Institut Semarak Felda (ISEF), Bangi.
The night saw an encouraging participation by both sides with a total of 40 players in attendance, in addition with a team of supporters to cheer for both teams throughout the night. Organised by Malakoff, the event’s objective was to strengthen the bond between Malakoff and MESTECC at the working level.
The game kicked off at 8:30pm where both teams were seen fired up and immediately struck an attack towards one another in the pitch in hope to score the first goal, but to no avail. The first half ended with a 0-0 draw.
After a much-needed rest and recharge, the second half commenced with numerous exchanges of dribbles from both sides. Zubir Alif bin Zainon of MESTECC finally succeeded in scoring the opening goal, much to the excitement of the supporters and added a more intense atmosphere on the field.
The match then turned from intense to a nail-biting suspense when Team Malakoff became more desperate to find an equalizer goal. Attacks after attacks were thrown towards the defending line of MESTECC but ultimately, a second and winning goal was made by Hazaide bin Zainudin from MESTECC thus, making them the defending champion once again.
With the final result of 2-0, MESTECC officially won the match and took home the challenge trophy.
Good job to all for putting up a display of sportsmanship and congratulations to MESTECC for winning the match!