Kelantan's Mohd Fitri Omar (right) was fielded against Terengganu in a Super League match last month while suspended which caused his team to be docked one point by FAM's competition committee. - Filepic
PETALING JAYA: Kelantan have been docked a point for fielding an ineligible player during their Super League match against Terengganu last month.
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) competitions committee, who met on Tuesday, found the Kelantan FA (Kafa) guilty of fielding a suspended player during the east coast derby at the Sultan Ismail Stadium in Kuala Terengganu on March 29.
Kafa’s new second transfer window signing Mohd Fitri Omar had been booked twice with his former team Armed Forces and also picked up another with his new team Kelantan in the match against Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) on March 25. The three bookings made him ineligible to play in the match against Terengganu, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
The competitions committee awarded Terengganu a 3-0 win and docked Kelantan a point.
Meanwhile, JDT centre-back Baihakki Khaizan’s appeal to play on loan for his former team Lions XII has been turned down.
Committee chairman Datuk Seri Affandy Hamzah said Baihakki has to terminate his contract with JDT before returning to his former team.
“We have given him one week to resolve the issue with his club (JDT),” said Affandy, although the second transfer window for foreign and local players closed on April 19 and April 22 respectively.
The towering Singaporean was dropped by JDT for a string of poor performances. The 30-year-old, who has a four-year contract with the club, fell out of favour after coach Cesar Jimenez was recently replaced by Bojan Hodak.
There was however good news for Premier League side Kedah who were granted approval to switch their new second transfer window signing from Brazil, Aender Naves Mesquito, to South Korean Woong Nam-kung. The Brazilian has been certified unfit to play for six months.