Titus James Palani on Malaysian Selection facing Chelsea

Titus James has been called to attend centralised training with the national Under-23 soccer team Korat SEA Games in December 2007.

France-based Malaysian Titus James has been called up to attend centralised training with the Malaysian Selection team in a friendly match against English Premier League (EPL) club, Chelsea at the Shah Alam Stadium on July 29.

National coach B. Sathianathan said he spoke to Titus' father, James Palani to include the 22-year-old in the team and was told that the winger of the French Third Division club Villenoy FC would only be home next week.

"I have called him (through his father) several times to join the national team, even before our friendly with the Chinese Olympic Team last Sunday and against the Indian national team next Tuesday, but was told that Titus had a tight schedule and was looking for a chance to play with another club in France," he told reporters here today.

Once home, Sathianathan said, Titus would join another 22 Malaysian players in the selection team before battling against the `The Blues' at Shah Alam. He said the national call for Titus was just for the match against Chelsea as he (Titus) was still committed to play in the French league.

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Titus James Palani, (20 years) is a footballer of Malay origin, which is a midfielder for FC Villenoy in France. In early 1999, his name has been a hot topic for fans in Malaysia when he was chosen by the Union Sportis Quevilliase selection (USQ), which is in collaboration with Le Havre AC's football academy. In May 2000, there was good news for Tito and his family, for the Le Havre AC coaching panel was attracted by her performance.

He left Malaysia in order to satisfy his ambition to be a successful footballer. In France, lives in Rouen, Francis Herbert, the finder of talent that has been responsible for its management and the club and his wife, Slyvaine Wairin, which became the family of Tito adopted in France.

Two years later, Tito moved with his mother adopted Slyvaine Wairin in Meaux, about 20 km from Paris, and joined Villenoy FC. Tito started with Villenoy FC Under-18 team before graduating in the senior side in 2007. He is the captain of the team and the club are currently third of the 15-team league.

The attack was the midfielder team top scorer with 16 goals with the Under-18 side Villenoy two seasons ago. He helped the team finish fifth in the 12 team league in Paris. Villenoy were also FA Cup runners-up to Vaire.

Since May 2007, he has tried to get a place in Ligue 1, where the selections are kept open. After 7 years playing football in France, his goal is to play in Ligue 1. It 'been asked his coach and Villenoy FC to convince the Ligue 1 club of his talent.

Tito mind not to join any club in Ligue 1, but his main desire is to play for Paris St Germain (PSG).

Titus James has been called to attend centralised training with the national Under-23 soccer team Korat SEA Games in December 2007.

National soccer coach B. Sathianathan said to Tito spoke of plans to include 20 years in the Games team and, if all goes well, the player will be at home in June 2007 for training camp. He said Tito is ready to answer the call-up, but must first know its engagement with the French Third Division club Villenoy FC in Meaux.

Former national coach Bertalan Bicskei had also called for Tito evidence for the SEA Games in Manila in 2005, but then was only 18 and was eliminated.
Titus James Palani on Malaysian Selection facing Chelsea Reviewed by admin Ucop on 10:02 PM Rating: 5


  1. not a malay origin but indian.

  2. what it's mean is his birthplace origin = Malaysia not some race comparison...lor..


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