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Published: Monday December 30, 2013 MYT 7:59:00 PM
Updated: Monday December 30, 2013 MYT 8:07:41 PM

Pahang unhappy with FAM ruling on Amirulhadi

Ex-Selangor player, Mohd Amirulhadi Zainal (centre) is in the middle of a tug between Pahang and Johor Darul Ta'zim with the former unhappy that JDT was able to sign him despite having a contract with Pahang. - Filepic

Ex-Selangor player, Mohd Amirulhadi Zainal (centre) is in the middle of a tug between Pahang and Johor Darul Ta'zim with the former unhappy that JDT was able to sign him despite having a contract with Pahang. - Filepic

PETALING JAYA: The Pahang Football Association (PFA) have appealed to the FA of Malaysia (FAM) to review their player status committee’s decision on Mohd Amirulhadi Zainal.

Former international Amirulhadi was alleged to have signed a two-year-contract with the PFA but made a U-turn by joining cash-rich Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) at the eleventh hour, forcing PFA to lodge a complaint to FAM.

Last Friday, the player status committee deemed that Amirul’s contract with PFA was “doubtful” making the contract void and ruled that the 27-year-old midfielder’s move to JDT legal.

Amirul was slapped with a RM25,000 fine for failing to reveal the status of his contract and PFA were given three days to file an appeal.

“We sent our appeal to the FAM on Friday. We are unhappy with the player status committee’s verdict on the case,” said PFA disciplinary committee chairman Rizal Chek Hashim on Monday.

“We have been using the same contract template given to us by the FAM all this while ... it’s strange that the committee found there’s something wrong with the contract now.

“We want to know why our contract with the player was deemed null and void. In the spirit of the game, we can’t allow this kind of problems to persist.”

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