ALOR SETAR – Kedah Football Club (KFA) will be appointing a chief executive officer (CEO) in line with its desire to privatise the administration of KFA by 2020.
Its president, Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said to date a candidate for the post was being studied and would be announced during the 2018 Jersey Launching on Jan 24 here together with the new Kedah team manager.
“The job of the CEO is more towards the management of KFA, for a more organised and systematic association,” he told reporters at a presentation of contributions to mosques in Bakar Bata state constituency here today.
Ahmad Bashah who is also Kedah Menteri Besar said the individual to be appointed was a local with the calibre to ensure the smooth running of the association’s administration and management as well as ticket sales.
At the State Legislative Assembly sitting in November last year, KFA was said to be aiming to privatise the football club by 2020.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Bashah said he would leave it to head coach Ramon Marcote to pick another import player to fill the ASEAN quota before the start of Malaysia League on Feb 3.
To date, Kedah had filled its international and Asian quota with Pablo Pallares and Alviro while retaining the service of Kosovar, Liridon Krasniqi and Sandro Da Silva Mendonca of Brazil.
He said several players from Indonesia and Vietnam were being considered but discussions were still ongoing. – BERNAMA