PETALING JAYA: Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (pic) has called for a revamp in the strife-torn Football Association of Selangor (FAS).
The Raja Muda of Selangor expressed his disappointment yesterday and called on the warring factions to step down if they cannot resolve the problems.
“I’m very worried about the news and developments in the FAS. I strongly suggest a major revamp.
“Excessive politics, old-fashioned way of doing things and over dependency on subsidy mentality needs to be removed,” said Tengku Amir.
The FAS is headed by president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, who is also the Selangor Mentri Besar.
It is learnt that he is at loggerheads with the executive committee and has refused to fund the 33-time Malaysia Cup champions’ campaign for next season’s M-League. He told the exco to be self-sufficient and secure their own funds for the new season.
The conflict has resulted in a number of key players leaving Selangor, including top striker Ahmad Hazwan Bakri and captain Mohd Shahrom Kalam.
In an Instagram post, the 26-year-old Tengku Amir also said he would like to see changes at all levels in the FAS.
“We need a breath of fresh air. The rich history of the Red Giants needs to be upheld. Time is limited and if the current exco is not able to improve the situation, I suggest they respectfully move aside for a new competent team to revive the ailing association.
“Subsequently, I request the FAS president to introduce a new line-up that is independent of politics and based on merit and capable of achieving results.”
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