The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have given the Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) their final warning regarding the issue of unpaid salaries to five of their former players and ex-head coach after instructing them to settle the debt by the end the July.
FAM Status Committee deputy chairman Abdul Aziz Yeop Jamaludin said that KAFA will be given two months to settle their outstanding debts worth RM355,709.25 to Amar Rohidan, Ahmad Fakri Saarani, Mohd. Nazri Ahmad, Mohd. Fitri Omar and Amiridzwan Taj Tajudin.
“Based on the discussions, we have decided to put this issue to bed once and for all after asking KAFA to pay RM75,179.50 before June 30,” he said as quoted by Utusan Malaysia.
“The balance of RM280,529.75 must be paid to the five players before July 31.
In the meantime, Aziz Yeop has denied all allegations that KAFA are not serious about the settlement of unpaid salaries because FAM are always striving to resolve their problems.
“I can tell that KAFA are serious about this issue because they do have problems of their own. They must work together in facing this before the time given to them runs out.
Inclusive of the five players, KAFA also are in debt to ex-head coach Steve Darby (RM165,000) as well as former foreign striker Gilmar Jose da Silva (RM328,000).