KOTA BHARU – The revamping of players in the mid-season of the Malaysia League (M-League) by Kelantan chief coach Fajer Ibrahim has been blamed for The Red Warriors’ fall to the bottom of the Super League table.
Kota Bahru Red Warriors Fan Club president, Mohammad Zainy Mohd Zain said the transformation in eliminating almost 20 players and replacing them with junior players had severely weakened the team including relegation to the Premier League next season.
“The Fan Club has to come forward as it does not understand the plan of former national Syrian coach for Kelantan as their beloved side are now staring at demotion,” he said when contacted here today. In March, the Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) brought in the Middle Eastern coach to replace Sathit Bensoh who was found ineffective in building the team.
However, under Fajer, Kelantan had only won once, drew once and lost four times after six games. — MORE
Commenting further, Mohammad Zainy said to sell or terminate the contract of players mid-season was a shocking measure by Fajer.
“I think we have never seen a team dumped so many players in the middle of the season,” he added.
KAFA is also seen as not working as a team to help the players to achieve their actual potential, he said.
“From the views of supporters, only KAFA president Bibi Ramjani Ilias Khan was seen defending ship from sinking,” he said.
“Remember fans are closely monitoring the Red Warriors and KAFA now,” he said.
Kelantan who are now in the 11th place with eight points, join the last team, Negeri Sembilan in the relegation zone. – BERNAMA