Hockey: Sayuti President, Selva’s fate in the balance.

Forner international goalkeeper Ahmad Sayuti was elected unopposed as President of the Perak Hockey Association.

He won as the only other potential challenger, Dato Rahim Mat Arif withdrew.

But Rahim went on to retain his Deputy President’s position where he too win unopposed.

There was a shock result though in the Women Deputy President post though.

Long serving Juriah Fenner was defeated by former international Ratna Vadivaloo.

For the positions of Vice President ( Men), the following won: A. Damodran, Ismail Ibrahim, V. Shanmugam and Prof Dr. Nor Khalid Salimin.

As for the women’s Vice President, the following were elected; Nurhidatul Erma Kamaruddin, Khairul Najla Hasnor and Nurul Syuhada Badrol Manan.

Kulwant Singh retained his Treasurer position uncontested.

As for the position of Secretary, the onus is on Sayuti to appoint any individual.

“ I will hold our first meeting next week and will use this period to decide as to who is suited for what position in chairing the various committees.” said Sayuti.

“ As for Secretary, let me sleep over it first as I have several factors and candidates to consider as to who fits the bill best.”

One thing is certain, Sayuti wants to practice inclusiveness and look towards taking tournaments to the various districts as Perak has seven artificial pitches at their disposal.