Thursday, 8 December 2011

Malaysian league matches may start early due to stadium floodlight problems

The Terengganu football team may have to play in the afternoon during the Malaysia League 2012 as the brightness of the floodlights at the Stadium Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah is not up to the level required.

The director of the Malaysia League Competitions, who is also the assistant general-secretary of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), Ahmad Fuad Daud said that in order to play at night, the stadium needed the brightness of the floodlights to be at least 1,200 lux.

"We find that the brightness of the floodlights in several sections of the stadium is below 800 lux," he told reporters after conducting a check at the stadium last night.

Also present were representatives of the Kuala Terengganu City Council, Public Works Department, and officials from the Terengganu Football Association.

Ahmad Fuad said the FAM had given Terengganu up to Dec 21 to raise the brightness of the flood lights if it wanted to have night matches.

He said that currently the stadiums that could have night matches were the Bukit Jalil Stadium, Darul Aman Stadium, Kedah, Stadium Utama Kangar, Perlis and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Athletics Stadium.

He said two other stadiums that were being repaired and could be used for night matches were the Shah Alam Stadium and Kuala Lumpur Stadium which were expected to be ready in March 2012.

"Matches at the other stadiums will be held in the day time," he said.

Ahmad Fuad said the day matches for the Malaysia League competitions would begin at 4.45pm while the matches at the knockout level would be at 4.15pm.

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