Tengku Abdullah set for crunch talks with Khairy Jamaluddin

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has made it clear that he wants to meet Football Association (FAM) Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah to discuss several issues that were brought up by Johor Darul Ta’azim (JDT) owner Tunku Ismail ibni Sultan Ibrahim.

Khairy Jamaluddin is concerned with the national team’s training methods as well as the unfair allocation of funds to the clubs in Malaysia and to all of the state associations.

The 40 year-old wants these issues to be solved after discussing it with Tunku Ismail.

tmj1_0“He (Tunku Ismail) said that the national team training sessions lack the quality and intensity needed to help improve the team,” Khairy Jamaluddin said as quoted by Utusan.

“This has resulted in many injuries suffered by the players when returning to their clubs.”

“We will voice these concerns to FAM and all of us must work together in improving the system. The confidence the players will be dampened if we fail to settle this once and for all.

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YB Khairy also stated that the allocation of funds has been unfair to the clubs and states.

“The funds have been given to FAM but the allocation has not been properly distributed. I will act as the middle man because I believe both parties have a part in improving the game.”

The football scene took a heavy beating when The Southern Tigers’ men Safiq Rahim, Aidil Zafuan, S. Kunanlan and Amirulhadi Zainal retired from international football last week.

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