KAFA needs RM12 million to compete in MSL next year – Tan Sri Annuar Musa

Kelantan FA President Tan Sri Annuar Musa has revealed that it would cost them RM12 million to compete in the Malaysia Super League next year.

The East Coast side has been beleagured with financial issues over the last one year or so, and it now appears that the concerns are set to continue for the foreseeable future, with Annuar Musa publicly admitting that they are relatively short of financial options to sustain the team throughout 2016.

“We know that to establish a strong team, you need to have approximately RM12 million for the whole year,” he told Sinar Harian.

“In fact, for the foreign players itself, we need RM4 million. And that doesn’t include local players, and the cost of running the team for one whole year.

“We’ve only been able to generate between RM4 million and RM5 million thus far and it’s definitely not enough,” he added.


It’s a little ironic though, to be fair. If the club’s existence is at threat, then focus needs to shifted towards survival. In that case, there’s no need to splash the cash of expensive foreign players. Keep your budget low and invest in the youth talent you have within your President Cup squad. At the same time, work towards securing deals for 2017. That would make a lot more sense, then continuously opting to take unreasonable risks at the cost of potentially facing a financial meltdown half-way through 2016.

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