KOTA BARU: Kelantan Football Association president Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pic) has called for a revamp of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) committee and suggested that the Tengku Mahkota Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, head the new line-up.
He lamented the current state of football under FAM which he says does not even have a blueprint to guide the national football team to greater heights.
"I am very sure that the football landscape can change if the present committee resigns and a new committee be set up headed by Tunku Ismail.
"I cannot see our football scene getting anywhere and they have been given all the time and money to do something.
"The Japan Football Association has a 50-year plan and blueprint for the future of their national football team and see where they are now," he told reporters at the closing of the Mesra Siswa programme Perdana at SMK Kodak here on Tuesday.
The programme was closed by Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
Annuar was asked to comment on the recent challenge by Tunku Ismail, who wanted a debate on the decline in Malaysian football and who is responsible for it.
Tunku Ismail in his posting said it was the organisation that was the problem, a view disagreed by Khairy, who laid the blame for the poor performance on the players.
Annuar also said that he concurred with Tunku Ismail on the matter and added that the only way for the football landscape was to remove the present committee members including the president and deputy president and replace them with a new and fresh committee.
Pahang crown prince Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah is the current president of FAM while his deputies are Datuk Seri Afandi Hamzah (Kelantan FA) and Datuk Abdul Mokhtar Ahmad (Selangor FA).