MARAN – The FA of Kelantan (Kafa) has been asked to reconsider its plan to pull out of the M-League.
FA of Malaysia (FAM) president (FAM) Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said although this was their right, it would be a loss for the Red Warriors and the players if indeed they took the drastic decision.
“I myself was shocked when I read the news that they want to pull out (from the M-League). I hope they will reconsider the move,” he told reporters when met at the Maran parliamentary constituency Aidilfitri open house here Saturday.
Tengku Abdullah was asked to comment on the statement by Kafa president Tan Sri Annuar Musa that Kafa was mulling the move if it faced financial constraints after being ordered by the FAM to pay salary arrears amounting to RM636,000 to its former coach Steve Darby.
He said any action taken by FAM against affiliates was in accordance to the rules of the national football governing body.
“There are also avenues to appeal. There is no problem that cannot be solved,” he said.
Darby’s services were terminated by Kafa six months into his two-year contract after the Red Warriors performance was not up to expectations.