Young Malaysian Tam gets five minutes of action against Red Devils
26 July 20120
SHANGHAI: Shanghai Shenhua coach Sergio Batista gave young Malaysian Tam Sheang Tsung five minutes of playing time in the 1-0 loss to English Premier League giants Manchester United in a friendly here yesterday.
The Argentine coach rested star strikers Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba and fielded a young team against the Red Devils.
United new boy Shinji Kagawa scored the only goal of the match in the 68th minute after receiving a pass from Bebe.
The 17-year-old Sheang Tsung spent most of the time defending at right midfield.
He made only one successful pass and let United’s Robbie Brady get past him as Shenhua were forced to defend deep in their half throughout the second-half.
Sheang Tsung was born in Tokyo but still holds a Malaysian passport. He had stints with Japanese sides Yokohama FC, Sagan Tosu JC and Mito HollyHock, Brazilian club San Bernado FC and English side Cardiff City.
He joined Shenhua on May 24 after attending a six-month trial with the Chinese Super League side.
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Malaysian teen eyes Chinese Super League debut
11 May 2012
SHANGHAI: Malaysian football prodigy Tam Sheang Tsung has scored by becoming the first player below 20 to be promoted to the first team of Shanghai Shenhua Football Club.
This was after a five-month training stint and trial at the club, which saw him being drafted into the first team of 44 players, which includes Nicolas Anelka, who last played for Chelsea.
The 17-year-old left winger, who was born in Tokyo but still holds a Malaysian passport, will now have to fight for a place in the starting line-up to become the first Malaysian to play in the Chinese Super League.
Tam was introduced to the team by Anelka, who is the player-coach of the club, at a press conference at Shenhua's training base here yesterday.
Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has also been linked to Shenhua but is likely to stay on with English Premiership side Chelsea.