His Royal Highness the Tengku Mahkota (Crown Prince) of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah launched a new fitness equipment from UFL Sdn Bhd called "Power Plate My7" in a ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. In the same ceremony, the Crown Prince commented when been asked by reporter regarding Hockey's Olympic Qualifier and Malaysia's Football rank. The Crown Prince currently hold the position as the President of Malaysian Hockey Confederation and Deputy President of Football Association Malaysia.
The Crown Prince stated regarding to the failure of Malaysia's Men Hockey Team in the Olympic Qualifier must be filled by the national women's hockey squad. The women's team will be competing in Japan from April 25 to May 5 must try to qualify if they intend to go to London. The national women's hockey team currently ranked 23rd in the world ranking.
The Crown Prince also commented about the performance of Malaysia's Football Team which currently ranked 156 in FIFA World Ranking. It sliding 8 places from January when Malaysia were ranked 148, February (150) and March (152). The 156th place is seen as Malaysia's worst in the history. Thus, the Crown Prince suggested that the team must play with higher ranked countries in order to improve its ranking in the FIFA list. Nevertheless, it is unfortunate due to higher ranked teams are not keen to play against lower ranked teams, including Malaysia.