KUALA LUMPUR – Johor Football Association president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim announced his decision to step down as adviser to the Football Association of Malaysia on Thursday.
In a statement posted on the Johor Southern Tigers’ Facebook page, Tunku Ismail said he no longer wants to continue in the role as advisor to FAM president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah,
“I want to cooperate with an organisation that is transparent, clean, honest and dedicated in improving the quality of local football,” he said.
“I do not want to be part of an unfair organisation. Therefore I have made my decision to step down from my role as the FAM advisor.”
Tunku Ismail’s decision is linked to FAM’s rejection of a request by Johor Darul Ta’zim to bring forward Saturday’s Super League match against Selangor in Shah Alam by a day.
Darul Ta’zim coach Bojan Hodak wanted more time to prepare for Tuesday’s AFC Cup match against East Bengal in Johor Baru but failed to secure Selangor’s agreement to have the match played on Friday.
“I urge FAM to be fair to all football associations, clubs and teams in all issues, including the rescheduling of matches,” added Tunku Ismail.
“When FAM is inconsistent in passing judgement to certain football teams, it gives off an impression of them being biased in the eyes of the local football fans. – NST Online