KOTA BHARU The Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) has submitted all the documents required by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) for the purpose of establishing Kelantan Football Club (Kelantan FC) in line with the privatisation of the team in 2021.
KAFA legal adviser Alawi Mohd Rashid said the approval of the establishment of Kelantan FC would be announced by FAM in September.
“KAFA has established a company, Team Red Warriors Sdn Bhd which will be given the rights and responsibilities to coordinate and manage the Kelantan FC team.
“Team Red Warriors Sdn Bhd, which manages Kelantan FC, will be fully responsible for finding players and coaches, including the payment of salaries,” he said in a media statement here today.
Alawi said besides that, all team management costs, matches and so on must be borne by Team Red Warriors Sdn Bhd.
“The privatisation will separate KAFA from Kelantan FC and both will have their respective entities. After this, KAFA will no longer have any rights and responsibilities over Kelantan FC,” he said.
He said Kelantan FC would not be tied to KAFA’s previous backlog of debts.
“After this, KAFA will only be involved in football development activities such as organising local league competitions, age group competitions and more,” he said.
He said the issue that arose in the last two weeks regarding the sale of the football team was in fact the sale and acquisition of Team Red Warriors Sdn Bhd and not KAFA.
“Any party who wants to buy and take over the Kelantan football team must buy shares in the company and obtain the rights to manage Kelantan FC in the 2021 season competition,” he said.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency