Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Having made blunders after blunders and getting rid of long serving staff that were not in tandem with a certain personalities wayward ways, the next step towards destroying whatever is left of Malaysian football has commenced. It is what one would call part three of an elegant plan to derive benefits for some at the expense of football in this country. First it was getting rid of some key personnel, followed by discarding in a way the Players Status Committee and now below we find an attempt to privatise the M-league.

Well it is something that does not shock me at all but I have one question though,m what is there to privatise when rightfully the league belongs, or rather the marketing rights are the sole property of MSL Sdn Bhd.

And before we keep accusing of states of mismanagement or poor administration, lets just take a long hard look at FAM itself.

We know for a fact that one of the Deputy President has not attended meetings since late last year, two vice presidents are also in the same boat with one not even bothered to attend any meetings for the last two years. And we have the Hon. Treasurer who has quit, a fact that some in FAM have tried to conceal and were unhappy about when it was revealed by my esteemed bloggers, Jaiho and Khawari.

So what is the real story then about the real story then, who benefits from this so called privitisation, the FAM, the states or a certain personality....

Read the Bernama story below:

The Malaysian League may be privatised in 2011 if the problems that plagued contending teams continue to persist next year.

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) secretary-general Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad cited the problems as financial woes (staff and players' salaries), dropped in the quality of the game and dwindling audience.

"The Malaysian League's next season will be the FAM's last battle ground to find our way out of the quagmire.

"As a result, we have introduced additional conditions to contending teams," he told Bernama.

Among them, the teams would have to pay a deposit to the FAM and produce proofs of their financial standing that would enable them to compete in the current season and the next one.

Contenders in the Super League have to fork out RM150,000 while that of the Premier League, RM100,000.

Super League contenders must prove that they have RM2.5 million in their accounts while that of the Premier League, RM1.5 million.

"If all conditions are meet and the teams take serious views of the conditions, the future of soccer in Malaysia is bright," he said.

Asked why the FAM had to wait until 2011 to privatise the league, he said it was due to the Malaysian culture.

"Malaysians like to have a dialogue first and only after enough time is given, they will go to the next stage before an action is taken," he said.

Azzuddin called on state affiliates to use the time left to fill up their coffer and take initiatives to beef up their financial standing.