KUALA LUMPUR: Rashid Sidek is back with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) as the national singles coach.
The 45-year-old Rashid will start work on Tuesday at Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara.
His decision to return to the national fold comes 12 days after he handed his resignation letter to BAM on Sept 19.
Rashid resigned because he could not work together with Talent Management Group (TMG) director Tan Aik Mong.
Five days later, Aik Mong also withrew from the programme – paving way for Rashid to make a return.
Rashid said that he retracted his decision to quit following the support and positive feedback that he had received from Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and various parties.
“My resignation was not accepted by BAM. And with the sincere advice from Youth and Sports Minister Khairy and also encouragement and support from various parties including players and coaches, I have decided to come back. I will report to work on Oct 1,” said Rashid.
BAM Support Service Group general manager Kenny Goh confirmed and acknowledged that he received a letter from Rashid, which stated his intention to rejoin the national team.
“Yes, he will report to work on Oct 1,” said Kenny.
Comment from badminton fans:-
By vanguard: It’s good that Rashid’s back.
By Lai: what other could make him an anticipated returns..our M’sian got no other talented coach meh? this is really non-sense…..
By alx: What nonsense !!! Blame Rashid or BAM BAM? both equally as prehistoric as the Flintstones. Maybe get Pebbles into the act as well. Goo goo gaa gaa. Baaa ……