FAM to produce professional refs for M-League by next season


  • Football
  • Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017

JOHOR BARU: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) will introduce professional referees in the M-League next year.

“We have identified 20 match officials and they will be upgraded into professional referees,” said FAM secretary-general Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin.

He said the initiative was the brainchild of FAM president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim who felt that referees in the country should be upgraded in line with the M-League, which turned fully professional in 1994.

“The referees that we have identified are between 23 to 35 years old. They will undergo training at Wisma FAM in Kelana Jaya and given an attractive remuneration, including allowances,” he said.

Hamidin added that the national body will set up a special team of instructors to train this group of referees to be ready for next year’s M-League.

“At the moment, let us start with this small group first. Once our financial resources are strong, we will add more match officials into this elite group of referees,” he said.

FAM referees committee chairman Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh said the professional referees would be housed at Wisma FAM before they officiate a match.

“They will be briefed on the teams before a match so that they will be better prepared,” he said.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Sport , fam

   

Next In Football

Soccer-City look to clinch title in Champions League dress rehearsal
Soccer-Big changes on the horizon for Real after European exit
Soccer-Champions League final in Istanbul presents challenge for English fans
Soccer-Footage of Hazard laughing with Chelsea players upsets Real Madrid fans
Soccer-Juventus and Milan under pressure ahead of crucial meeting in Turin
Soccer-Swedish FA asks government to allow more fans at women's CL final
Soccer-Maclaren proves doubters wrong with 100 A-League goals
Soccer-Arsenal's Aubameyang slowly returning to full fitness after malaria
Soccer-Winning Europa League not enough for club like Man Utd, says Fernandes
Soccer-Tuchel says Chelsea will face Man City with confidence in final

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers