Tan Sri Annuar Musa (TSAM), The KAFA President (Kelantan Football Association) is penalized with 30 months disarmament from all current posts in FAM (Football Association of Malaysia) & KAFA. He is not permitted to be involved in any football activities, including national and state football.
TSAM was claimed to make statement (criticizing) to the press/media about national team – Harimau Malaya without consent from FAM Congress (one of FAM Highest Level Management meetings).
As one of many Kelantan Supporters & the admirer of the TSAM leadership in state & national football, I am following all the updates regarding this issue week in week out. And on Sunday 8th April 2012, Berita Harian Newspaper reported that Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah (FAM Deputy President-considered as 2nd highest post) is now commenting & giving a hint that he is ready to be a mediator of this issue. In TV3′s Nightline on 9th April 2012, The FAM President stated that he disagreed with his Deputy’s move.
So far, this is a never ending story. All Football Fans across Malaysia are watching & listening. Whatever it is, in my personal opinion:
1. TSAM expressed his personal view when asked by the press & he might not know fully aware that even a personal view may dragged him deep into such a big conflict. To me, it is still a personal view if based on the media video clip report, but maybe to some/majority of people it was a criticizing statement.
2. FAM Congress did their part, with more than 7 hours of meeting & discussion, and finally decided to punish TSAM with 2 & 1/2 years of related post disarmament. They follow FAM Rules & Regulation – Article 88.
3. When the Deputy President with his knowledge & possible capabilities offered to do something constructive on this, it may show that there is positive energy on this issue, regardless of what the result will be later on.
Whatever happens afterwards, as Malaysian Football Supporters, let us pray for anything that brings nothing but goodness to Harimau Malaya National Team, FAM as the Football Governing Body, all the States Football Association and not to forget all the football fans all over Malaysia.
The punishment is already executed, TSAM accepted it. This is up & down in Malaysian Football. We pray for good thing (or miracle) to happen later for him, but if it will not be, so be it. To TSAM & all Red Warriors Football Fans, pull our hand together. We will ride this big wave.
Yes, The President is punished, but the Warrior spirit inside us will never be. Without The President, let us prove that Kelantan Football Team has the ability to repeat our victory by winning more Cups. Even without The President, let us show our restless support to our State Football Team, wherever we are.
Yes, we are grounded, we fall into this unfortunate valley, but we will rise from one to another great VICTORY!!! When the time comes (with re-appearance of The President), we are already stronger! We will grow stronger!! And The Red Warriors will be!!! GO MORE KELATE GO MORE!