PETALING JAYA: Six teams are still not out of the woods yet despite getting their national licence to compete in the M-League next season.
The six – Super League teams Melaka and PKNS and four Premier League sides UKM, Selangor United, Police and Penang – secured the licences from the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) Club Licensing First Instance Body (FIB) after a meeting on Monday.
FAM secretary general Stuart Ramalingam said the teams have received their licences after settling their arrears on June 30.
But they still have to submit a statutory declaration on their outstanding arrears and settlement plans to the national body before Dec 15.
If any of the teams fail to comply, they will be relegated.
“The teams were granted full licence after fulfilling the requirements which they had missed out before.
“We also have warned them to be more attentive to the deadline, ” said Stuart in a statement.
“FIB also have agreed to grant conditional licences to Kelantan and Sarawak as some of their guarantees are required from third parties.
“FAM will be proactive to avoid debts or arrears from the 2019 season to carry into the 2020 season. Our Club Licensing Unit will conduct checks on the teams to ensure that they are managed properly.
“The teams still need to make sure everything is in order before the 2020 season or their licences can be revoked.”
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