KOTA Raja Football Club, which made such a big impact on the Football Association of Selangor (FAS) League last term, will not be part of the action when the season kicks off next week.
Kota Raja, which was making their debut in the competitive league, were the runners-up in Division One.
And for good measure they registered several upsets in the FA Cup.
That fine run came to an end when they lost to Jeonsa Football Club, 4-3 on penalties.
The FAS competition committee, headed by Datuk Emran Kadir, extended invitations to all teams as well as affiliates which took part in last season’s league.
However, there was no response from Kota Raja, the team coached by former international G. Muthu, and the competition committee subsequently excluded them.
A total of 118 teams will be involved in the league that offers RM66,000 in prize money.
The Super Division has 20 teams – divided into two groups.
After the preliminary rounds, the top four teams from each group qualify for the quarter-finals.
The champions will receive RM20,000 and the runners-up RM10,000.
PNSB, the defending champions, are in Group A while PKNS, last season’s runners-up, are in Group B.
The Premier Division has 43 teams divided into four groups. The top two teams from each group, after the preliminary rounds, will advance to the quarter-finals.
The champions will receive RM10,000 while the runners-up will be rewarded with RM5,000.
Horizon, the defending champions, were promoted to the Super Division.
Fifty-five teams, divided into four groups, will be in action in Division One.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the quarter-final stage.
The champions will receive RM4,000 while the runners-up will get RM2,000.
All 118 teams will be involved in the FA Cup competition, offering RM10,000 to the champions and RM5,000 to the runners-up.
The competition committee is in the midst of finalising the fixtures for the season.
Group A: PNSB, Belia Selangor A, Horizon-Jeonsa, Anak Kalumpang, Airasia, Shah Alam City Council, Selangor Indian Association, TLDM, Kuala Langat District Football Association, Team Force.
Group B: PKNS, Belia Selangor B, Klang Gate, NPNG-Emkay, Sultan Sulaiman Club, Kajang Municipal Council, Malaysia Airlines, Proton, MAFC, Smart Focus
Group A: Jeonsa, Frenz United, Victoria, Selangor Chinese Recreation Club, Kulitkraf, LH-Tanjung Karang, Subang City, Starbrite, Puchong Rangers, MPKE Batu 30, Samudra.
Group B: Sri Remaja, Sari Dee, Sharpees, Selangor Indian Football Association – West Country, Medan Harmoni, Rising Star, Hong Chin, DTS Young Star, Tanjung, Royal Selangor Club, SS Cyber Tigers.
Group C: Nilam Puri Dengkil, SV T Birds, Perisai, Putra Perwira, Teleflow, Darul Ehsan, Petaling District Football Association, C Semerah, Red Giant, LS Bara Ufan FC, Batu Caves.
Group D: UiTM, Sepang Municipal Council, Seranta, Puchong Hunters, BBPJ, Khaff, My World, Port Rangers Wira Rawang Indians, PJ Wira Ampang.
Group A: Bayu Tinggi, Bukit Jalil, PPJ, Forza Maju Jaya, TC Manjalara, SP SMUTAA, Taman Berjaya, AU2 Falcon, PNMB, Lembaga Zakat, Kota Warisan, Vulcans, Bukit Kapara, Sinaran Bersatu.
Group B: Damansara, Setia Kelana, Waja, MMU, Hulu Langat District Football Association –D Cell United, TPCABukit Lanchong, Kapar, Armada, P. Putra Nuha, Remaja Bersatu, Puchong Rovers, GP Krigger, Selayang.
Group C: Crown Pegasus, Bangsar Magic, SS Putra, Bukit Rotan Baru, KC Dream FC, Setia Jaya, Rose Bukit Badong, Tiger Rovers, NR SSA, Si Cruzeiro, Sunday Cowboys, Puchong Perdana, Akademi PKNS, Kelisa RBFC.
Group D: B2FC, T Rawang United, Tunas Legenda, Iman PJ Hiliran, Galaxy, Anggerek, ATM 31 RAD, SL Zabag, Kenari Trojan, Elite Merah Kuning, SB Serampang FC, Cenderawasih.