Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Kelantan government to consider financial aid for team

The PAS-led Kelantan government announced that it was ready to consider five requests put forward by the Kelantan Football Association (Kafa) through a memorandum last week.

Human Development, Sports and non-governmental organizations (NGO) committee chairman Abdul Fattah Mahmood said the government had also given a positive reaction to hold discussions with Kafa, including a request for financial aid to support the Kelantan football team.

"As for the RM2.5 million financial guarantee requested by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), we are ready to discuss the matter. Concerning the levy, we want Kafa to send a letter to Perbadanan Stadium Kelantan (PSK) so that the stadium board can meet and discuss.

"We are also ready to discuss the application for an allocation of RM3 million requested by Kafa from the state government," he told reporters here Monday.

A discussion is important to identify the problems faced by the FA, including the aspect of their financial status and management, he said.

"The question of financial aid must be clearly sorted out because the Kelantan football team is administered by Tan Sri Annuar Musa and not the state government.

"To seek financial aid from the state government is really not a problem. In fact, Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat himself had stated his desire to help the team in whatever way possible. So, Kafa need to table their financial status for discussion," he said.

Last week, a memorandum from Kafa was submitted to Nik Abdul Aziz by Kelantan skipper Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi.

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