There is no such thing as Khairul Fahmi Che Mat returning from the national team training camp in Australia.
Simply because the Kelantan goalkeeper was never on the flight to Gold Coast in the first place .
This was because Khaiul was stopped at the KLIA 2 departure by immigration as he was on the no fly list of the Income Tax Department.
FAM Secretary Dato Hamidin Mohd Amin said that they were caught unawares on the restriction on Khairul.
" This is a personal issue and even the player may not be aware he had a problem with Income Tax," clarified Hamidin.
"So there is no truth to talk that Khairul came back from the national camp due to issues within the team.
"However Khairul will join the team for their match in New Caledonia."
Hamidin said that FAM will be more vigilant in the future as they intend to cross check each player with immigration in order to prevent such an incident from happening again.
" I hope all will understand that income tax is a personal matter and that FAM cannot and should not be held responsible."