KOTA BAHRU – Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) adviser Tan Sri Annuar Musa wants the management of football in the country do justice to the issues faced by KAFA at the moment.
Annuar said the management of football in the country should not be acting arbitrarily without discussing with KAFA about the matter and measures to be imposed on the association.
“We (Kelantan) are a poor team, a hand-to-mouth team, a team which is supported by people who do not have rank or power..not MB (Menteri Besar) and not the palace, but do not act as you please, we only want justice in sports,” he he said on his Facebook page today.
Kelantan are currently facing an issue of registration, since the signing of a new foreign player, Seydi L’Imam, was not approved by the Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP), apparently due to issues of salary arrears and deduction of six points in the Super League competition.
Annuar said the body which is responsible for its affiliates should engage KAFA in negotiations related to the issues faced at the moment.
“Kelantan was not invited for discussions or consultation or given an opportunity to explain the problems encountered. It began with various allegations against me which spread to MARA and MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission).
“As if that was not enough, the team had points deducted, then there was intention to obstruct our effort to improve the team. What is wrong if the Red Warrior is strengthened? he asked.
In early May, Kelantan was among four teams who had points deducted following their failure to solve salary arrears of players in the M-League since 2015.
The other three teams subjected to the same action by FMLLP were Perlis, Armed Forces and T-Team. – BERNAMA