PETALING JAYA: It looks like there is no end to the Football Association of Selangor’s (FAS) internal strife.
Their president, who is also the Selangor Mentri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, has decided to step down from the post he has held since December 2014.
In a joint Facebook statement with former Selangor manager Amirudin Shari, Azmin gave an assurance that the state government will continue to provide support in the development of the sport which will be announced soon.
“We will assure that the Red Giants’ glory days will continue with a management that is clean and full of integrity,” said Azmin in the statement yesterday.
Last week, Azmin supported the Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s call that the team should be financially self-sufficient.
It is learnt that Azmin is at loggerheads with the executive committee and has refused to fund the 33-time Malaysia Cup champions’ campaign for next season.
He had told the exco to be self-sufficient and secure their own funds.
The conflict has resulted in a number of key players leaving the Super League team, including their top striker and 2016 M-League Most Valuable Player Ahmad Hazwan Bakri (to Johor Darul Ta’zim), captain Mohd Shahrom Kalam (Perak) and midfielder Hafiz Kamal (Perak).
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