Monday, November 25, 2013

FAM want Annuar Musa appointment cleared by AFC

Suspended Kelantan FA president Tan Sri Annuar Musa was appointed to the National Football Development Programme (NFDP) committee recently, which did not go down well with the Football Association of Malaysia that want to clarify the matter with AFC. - Filepic
Suspended Kelantan FA president Tan Sri Annuar Musa was appointed to the National Football Development Programme (NFDP) committee recently, which did not go down well with the Football Association of Malaysia that want to clarify the matter with AFC. - Filepic

PETALING JAYA: FA of Malaysia (FAM) will consult the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on the appointment of suspended Kelantan FA president Tan Sri Annuar Musa in the National Football Development Programme (NFDP) committee on Monday.

FAM deputy president Annuar, who is currently serving a 30-month ban imposed by the disciplinary committee for breaching Article 88 last April was appointed by the Youth and Sport ministry as an NFDP committee member recently.

The suspension bars the former Sports Minister from involvement in any football-related activities sanctioned by FAM but the National Sports Council (NSC) has defended the appointment.

NSC, who are the secretariat for the NFDP claimed that the appointment was valid because Annuar was sanctioned under FAM statutes and not the Sports Development Act (SDA) 1997 and the Sports Minister has the authority to appoint anyone as a member of any committee under the SDA.

FAM general secretary Datuk Hamidin Amin who will attend the AFC competition committee meeting at the AFC House, said he will seek advice on Annuar’s appointment.

“We need to check with AFC on the validity and the consequence of the appointment,” said Hamidin after FAM’s executive committee meeting in Wisma FAM on Sunday.

“We have written to FIFA and are waiting for their reply on this matter as well. We will decide on the next course of action after gathering the inputs from FIFA and AFC.”



by K. Rajan - The Star

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