Just yesterday, Tan Sri Annuar Musa took to Facebook to vent his frustrations about the way things are working in the Super League – and how that puts the Kelantan Football Association’s future in jeopardy.
“The Red Warriors are always special, even during tough times.” Tan Sri Annuar Musa posted on Facebook.
“It’s sad when we have no money and people just let us be. And we’re under a lot of pressure. It’s even sadder to learn that people are trying to steal our players. Players under contract cannot be given an offer, but many of them have been fished away.”
“TRW may not survive in the Super League much longer. Under the new rules and ways, we are poor and there’s no place for us in the Super League.” the statement said.
Back in April, Tan Sri Annuar Musa also slammed Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP) for failing to carry out their duties to channel the proper amount of funds to Super League teams.
KAFA’s secretary, Datuk Ismail Md Noor, agrees with Tan Sri Annuar’s sentiments. Datuk Ismail feels like KAFA is constantly under pressure and it is worsening their situation in the club.
“It might just happen, Kelantan may be out of the Super League before you know it. No one understands our financial struggles.” he told BHarian when contacted.
“The fans might have to witness this club, that once won the treble, just sink and eventually get eliminated from the Super League.” he added.
Datuk Ismail is also unhappy about Kelantan’s 6 deducted points — he thinks it is absolutely unfair, and it puts more pressure on KAFA.
Both Kelantan and T-Team were docked six points each for failing to pay their players’ pending salaries by the end of March.
“FAM should realise that this will have a negative impact on us. They can’t just simply hand out penalties, they need to think of the consequences of each punishment.” said the KAFA secretary, who also said FAM needs to be more professional and adopt better management skills.