KOTA BHARU, The Red Warriors (TRW) and Kelantan United Football Club (KUFC) can now heave a sigh of relief after both teams were given club licences to vie in the Malaysian League (M-League) this season.
This was confirmed by the Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) secretary-general Husin Deraman and KUFC executive secretary Wan Mohd Zul Ikman today.
Husin said KAFA received the licence after successfully fulfilling five of the six licensing conditions stipulated by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
”Despite being given conditional approval, we are ecstatic after KAFA, prior to this, submitted support documents showing guarantees for all matters outstanding and will be monitored to ensure all the assurances were met.
”KAFA has yet to fulfill only one item involving the financial aspect but we will continue to endeavour as best as possible to meet the criteria and thank all quarters who have helped us in fulfilling the licensing aspect for the 2020 season,” he said in a statement here today.
Meanwhile, Wan Mohd Zul said the approval confirmed that the KUFC team would be in action at the Premier League competition which would commence in February.
”The approval also enables us to sign the contracts of the new players to strengthen the team to face the challenges for the duration of the M-League.
”Thank you to all the quarters involved especially FAM and the Malaysian Football League (MFL) who always helped us to achieve the stipulated standard and enabling us to participate in the M-League competition without any problem,” he said when contacted by Bernama here today.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency