The first Malaysian K-League Corgi (24, striker) made his Korean debut.
Chungbuk Cheongju Professional Football Team (CEO: Kim Hyeon-joo, hereinafter Chungbuk Cheongju FC) won 3-0 in a home game against Seoul Jungnang Football Team (hereinafter Seoul Jungnang) in the 2023 Hana One Q FA CUP Round 2 held at Cheongju Stadium at 7:00 pm on the 29th. did. The corgi was at the center of Chungbuk Cheongju FC’s attack, which won their first home win.
Corgi, who joined the team this season, is a striker with quick speed and skill. After representing Malaysia U-16, U-19 and U-23, he was called up to the senior national team, scoring 2 goals in 8 games. In his home country’s league and cup competitions, he also boasted excellent offensive power with 11 points and 5 assists in 63 games.
At the time of recruitment, the local reaction in Malaysia was also hot. Congratulatory messages from Malaysian fans continued through Chungbuk Cheongju FC’s official SNS, and the local media also scrambled to report the news of Corgi’s joining, showing great interest.
Corgi, who started against Seoul Jungnang on the 29th, recorded two threatening shots on target in the first half. He also showed confidence, such as handling a free kick opportunity near the penalty box himself. Corgi, who shook the opponent’s defense at high speed even in the second half, completed his debut match by digesting a total of 60 minutes.
After the game, Corgi expressed his feelings before his debut, saying, “I sincerely thank the Korean and Malaysian fans for their support. Thanks to the coach, coaching staff, and colleagues, I had a good debut match. I will try to show a good image in the future.” . 안전놀이터
Regarding the corgi’s play, coach Choi Yoon-gyeom said, “The corgi succeeded in losing weight on its own in order to become competitive, and the effort to adapt to Korean football stood out, giving it a chance to compete. I expect to be able to show it.”
Fans’ attention is expected to be focused on whether the corgi, which showed sufficient potential in its debut match in Korea, will receive more opportunities in the remaining matches.
Meanwhile, Chungbuk Cheongju FC’s next K-League 2 home game will be held on April 9th at 1:30 pm against Gimpo FC. Ticket reservations will be made through the ticket link from 11:00 am on April 2, and tickets can also be purchased on-site on the day of the match.