KUALA LUMPUR – The Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) who are unhappy with the Football Association of Malaysia’s (FAM) directive to compensate a former foreign coach, may withdraw its affiliation.
KAFA President Tan Sri Annuar Musa in his Facebook entry said he was not happy with the FAM’s directive to compensate Englishman Steven Darby a hefty sum of money.
Darby had sought compensation after his services were terminated in 2014.
“If such situations prevail, it is better for KAFA to withdraw its affiliation with the FAM and look at other options,” said Annuar.
On Monday, the FAM was said to have directed KAFA to pay Darby RM636,000 which was his salary from April 2014 to November 2015.
The decision was made by the FAM’s Players Status Committee at Wisma FAM in the absence of a KAFA representative.
KAFA was directed to settle the full amount to Darby, 14 days after receiving a letter from the FAM.
Darby, 60, now the Laos Football Association Technical Director joined Kelantan on Nov 15, 2013 before he was sacked in April 2014 following Kelantan’s poor run in the M-League.