KUALA LUMPUR: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) respect Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh’s decision to resign from his position as the body’s Referees’ Committee chairman and exco member.
FAM deputy President Datuk Mohd Yusoff Mahadi (pic) said president Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin held a series of meeting with Subkhiddin but the former football referee was set on his decision to quit.
“The president met him three times but he stuck to his decision. We respect his decision and now there is one exco spot vacant.
“ACP Md Dali Wahid will be the new Referees’ Committee chairman while the vacant exco member will be filled during the next Congress,” he said after attending the 6th FAM Exco Meeting in Seri Kembangan yesterday.
Subkhiddin stepped down from both positions on Nov 5 after chairing a Referee Committee meeting at Wisma FAM.
Subkhiddin told reporters that his decision to quit was to due to the negative comments from netizens which affected his family members following the Malaysia Cup final between Perak and Terengganu on Oct 27.
“He is an experienced man and is very influential in the world of refereeing. We will feel his loss. But it’s his personal decision. He doesn’t want to be with us and we have to respect his decision,” said Yusoff.
During the exo meeting, it was also announced that the exco members have approved the formation of a professional futsal league to replace the current National Futsal League.
“We are discussing on the format of the league and it will be announced shortly. Clubs will have to be stable and FAM will handle the licensing for futsal teams,” said FAM secretary-general Stuart Ramalingam.