KOTA BHARU – The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) is satisfied with the condition of the field at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium after it was inundated in the massive floods in Kelantan in December.
FAM Local Competitions Committee (JKPT) member Zulkifly Alias said currently only five per cent of the pitch at the stadium needed to be restored.
“Perbadanan Stadium Kelantan (PSK) and the Football Association of Kelantan (Kafa) have carried out their task well in restoring the damaged stadium and on behalf of JKPT, I am satisfed with the work done.
“Just a little more needs to be done and I hope it would be ready in a week,” he told reporters after inspecting the stadium last night.
Also present was Kafa Venue, Event and Protocol Committee chairman Datuk Abd Halim Ahmad.
Zulkifly said the lighting in the stadium had also met the requirements set by FAM.
“We found the lighting in the stadium is very good and the coverage on the centre of the field has improved, in fact it was back to its previous condition,” he said.
Meanwhile, Abd Halim said Kafa hoped the early restoration of the stadium would enable Super League matches to be played there.
“I am pleased with the FAM inspection as only five per cent needs to be improved further and in this condition, I am confident competitions would be held in this stadium as in previous years,” he said.
Earlier, Perbadanan Stadium Kelantan secretary Azi Rahimee Mohamed said the stadium should be ready for use by Feb 14.
On Feb 14, Kelantan is scheduled to meet Lions XII in a Super League match. – BERNAMA