SHAH ALAM: Melaka and PKNS have been given one-month grace period to get their house in order or risk being relegated to Premier League.
The two Super League clubs have been granted their national licence to compete next season but with a condition yesterday.
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) Club Licensing First Instance Body (FIB) chairman Sheikh Mohd Nasir Sheikh Mohd Sharif said Melaka and PKNS have been given until Oct 30 to complete all their documents.
“They’ve uploaded all the documents, but they did not include statements from the IRB (Inland Revenue Board), EPF (Employees Provident Fund) and Socso (Social Security Organisation). We need all those details to confirm the clubs licence, ” said Nasir.
He also confirmed that PKNP had been relegated to Premier League next season after they failed to meet the requirements set by the FIB.
“We didn’t give it to them because they didn’t show any commitment to FAM. We tried contacting them, but there were no feedback or documents uploaded, ” he added.
But it is all system go for nine other Super League teams.
Meanwhile, Nasir said all teams in M-League must submit a statutory declaration by Dec 15 stating that they have settled their dues with players and coaches.
There have been rampant reports on salary delays and accumulation of debts.
Nasir said the declaration would prevent the teams carry forward their debts into the new season.
“We want the teams to be free from any arrears owed to the players. The teams must submit the declaration letter by Dec 15, if they fail to do so, their club licences will be revoked.”
FIB will audit the clubs’ financial statement after Dec 15 to verify the teams’ respective declaration letters before the new season starts.
AFC licence: Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT), Perak, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Terengganu.
National licence: Pahang, Felda United, Petaling Jaya City
National licence with a condition: PKNS, Melaka
National licence: Negeri Sembilan, Sabah, UiTM
National licence with a condition: Penang, Police, Selangor United
Pending decision: Kelantan, Sarawak, UKM