Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dato Seri Paul honored

The recognition for Dato Sri Paul Mony Samuel could not have been more precise as the National Sports Council (NSC) gave due recognition to one of Malaysian football’s enduring icon with the National Sports Leadership Award in a glittering ceremony, Tuseday (16/4/13).
The NSC National Sports Awards ceremony was attended by Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia as the guest of honour.
Also in attendance were Dato Sri Shabery Cheek, the Malaysian Minister for Youth and Sports and Datuk Zolkples Embong, the director general of the NSC. To receive the award on behalf of Dato Sri Paul was his wife Datin Sri Christine Lim.
With Dato Sri Paul set to retire from football and also from his position as the general secretary of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) this year, the regional body had earlier in the month decided to confer him with the honour of being the Honorary Life General Secretary position.
Dato Sri Paul was born in Kuala Ketil, Kedah where he received his early education at the St.Theresa’s Primary School before moving on to Ibrahim Secondary School and then at the University Pertanian Malaysia.
Other than having played football for the state of Kedah, Dato Sri Paul also has a Diploma in Football Coaching from the FA of England.
Dato Sri Paul served the FA of Malaysia (FAM) for 18 years before moving on to take up position as the FIFA Development Officer, the AFC General Secretary, and then as the General Secretary of the AFF.
He has been appointed as FIFA General Coordinator for FIFA World Cup since the 1994 edition in the United States.
In 2008, Dato Sri Paul was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the NSC National Football Awards.
Dato Sri Paul will turn 68-years-old this August.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

FanXT is the Official Fantasy Football Provider

Veikkausliiga, Finland’s premier football division, has taken FanXT on board as the official provider of the Veikkausliiga Fantasy Football and Veikkausliiga Prediction game for the next 3 years. With this year’s league just started, the fantasy installment of the Veikkausliiga had already begun, with the first gameweek started on 13 April 2013.

Veikkausliiga is the top division league of Finnish football, consisting 12 football clubs in Finland. Founded in 1990, Veikkausliiga is ranked as the 28th best league in Europe as of 2011. Now, FanXT provides a platform for both Veikkausliiga and its fans to connect on another level.
Fans have a lot to anticipate, in addition enhancing their experience of Veikkausliiga – all for free.

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Text Box: The homepage of Veikkausliiga’s official site on 5th April, highlighting the partnership

Among the highlights of the Fantasy Veikkausliiga are:
§  Detailed graph analysis of players
§  Earning experience points with the progression of the league
§  Ability to compete with other private leagues
§  Invite friends to join via Facebook

veikFanxt.pngThe game offers fans a starting budget of $130 million to create their own virtual football team. As they climb up the ranks and earn medals, top managers will compete to accomplish the coveted rank of the Legendary Veikkausliiga Manager – the game’s highest honour.
The Veikkausliiga Prediction Game also gives football fans the chance to predict match scores.

Non-Finnish fantasy sports enthusiasts from around the world are also not left behind. FanXT, sticking true to their role as a global fantasy sports provider, is also offering this game in English to not only increase Veikkausliiga’s reach internationally but also offers avid fantasy sports fans from any background yet another chance in their quest to be the ultimate fantasy manager.

Start your own fantasy Veikkausliiga’s team at   today.