Wednesday, March 16, 2011


So the disease of sacking players and coaches continues in Malaysian football.

After the sordid affair of Penang threatening to drop players based on their assumption of drop in performances, the resting of the Kedah coach, we now have the head honcho of Negeri Sembilan ( read story below) making threats to sack players and officials.

What I would like to see is the FAM rebuking the Negri Menteri Besar or even take him to their DB, let's see if you have the guts to do so.

Negeri Sembilan Football Association (NSFA) president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan on Wednesday issued an ultimatum to the coach, players and officials to shape up or ship out, after a series of poor results in the Super League and FA Cup competition this season.

Mohamad who is also the Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar said he would not hesitate to revamp, rest, suspend or sack any players or officials if they failed to produce the desired results.

"We can assess their performance and if it is not up to the mark, we will consider what kind of action to be taken. his is a professional world and everyone must accept the outcome," he told reporters after chairing a state Exco meeting on Wednesday.

Negeri Sembilan who are the FA Cup defending champion, were booted out from the competition in the second round this season, after losing 2-4 to Kuala Lumpur after a penalty shootout on March 4.

In the Super League, Negeri Sembilan who have played six matches are in ninth placing with nine points.

"We are paying high salaries to our players.....some are paid RM25,000, RM20,000, RM18,000 and RM17,000 a month but they don't seem committed. If they don't buck up, I will disband the whole team.

"Actually, I have already started making changes by sacking the assistant manager Faizal Zainal on March 1. He will have no further role to play in the team. We have also given a warning letter to players and officials, including coach Wan Jamak Wan Hassan after their FA Cup exit.

"We lost a number of matches due to tactical reasons and in this area, the coach is to be blamed. I have given the coach the best players, it is up to him to mould the team. However, we have not shown much promise or progress," he said.