Thursday, April 03, 2014

FAM President's Post Expected To Be A Three-Cornered Fight

PETALING JAYA, April 2 (Bernama) -- The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) President's post is expected to be a three-cornered fight said its secretary-general Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin.

Hamidin said three nominations have been received but their names or the states that nominated the names were not revealed.

However, incumbent Deputy President Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah had stated that he is willing to contest the post of President if nominated while the name of Johor Football Association President Tunku Ismail Idris Sultan Ibrahim had also been mentioned as a possible candidate.

Sultan Ahmad Shah who has been at the helm of the FAM since 1984 has yet to make any formal announcement on his status as President but in all probability, he would continue to head the governing body for football in the country.

Hamidin said the FAM had also received 10 nominations for the post of Deputy President, 17 nominations for vice president, 35 nominations for executive committee posts and 11 nominations for women's executive committee posts.

"After this the secretariat will inform all the nominees and will also send them a consent form to know if they accept or reject the nominations.

"The final list of candidates will be announced before the FAM Congress on May 25," he told reporters after attending a competitions committee meeting at Wisma FAM, Kelana Jaya, here today.

The 50th congress of the FAM is expected to be an eagerly awaited affair as a number of 'big' names are said to have joined the race, especially for the posts of President and Deputy President.

Among them are two current vice presidents Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal and Datuk Seri Afandi Hamzah.

-- BERNAMA

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