Thursday, April 03, 2014

Crowded contest for FAM posts

THE FA of Malaysia received 76 nominations for the various positions to be contested at its congress on May 25, including three for the top post.

Although FAM general secretary Datuk Hamidin Amin did not disclose names in releasing the figures yesterday, it is reliably learnt that incumbent Sultan Ahmad Shah, deputy president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and Johor FA president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim have been nominated for the president's post.

There are also 10 candidates for the two deputy president's posts, 17 nominations for two vice-president positions, 35 for eight executive committee seats and 11 for two newly-created women's executive committee positions.

Hamidin said included in the 76 nominations are several names for multiple positions.
"The final list will see a reduced number as some will inevitably withdraw while those with multiple nominations must choose one position they want to contest," said Hamidin at Wisma FAM in Petaling Jaya yesterday.

"The executive committee will meet later this month and come out with a definite nomination list."
Kedah FA president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir is so far the only nominee who has publicly declined his nomination for deputy president.

The competitions committee decided yesterday to reschedule the FA Cup semi-final second legs to the weekend of May 30-31 to allow the remaining four teams -- Pahang, Darul Ta'zim, Kelantan and Felda United -- more time to prepare.

The first legs will be held on May 5-6 with the final on June 7 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
For the second transfer window, FAM disclosed that Sarawak (two), DRB-Hicom (two), Public Service Commission, Felda United and Sabah have registered new foreign players while the contracts of four others have been terminated.

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