Football: Training, friendlies not allowed during conditional MCO, says MFL

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Football League (MFL) have urged clubs in the Super and Premier League to obey the rules set by the body, as all football activities including team training are not allowed until approved by the National Security Council (NSC).

In a statement on Sunday (May 31), MFL chief executive officer Datuk Ab Ghani Hassan said that the decision was based on the conditional movement control order (MCO) until June 9.

Recently, some clubs in the leagues have expressed their interest to conduct training next month, but Ab Ghani said the teams would have to adhere to the guidelines set by the government.

"MFL hopes that teams would continue to obey the instructions until the government announces a new update on the conditional MCO.

"Besides that, for now, football is not in the list of sports approved under the conditional order. Thus, any activity involving training, friendlies and interstate travel is not allowed. If they do not follow the instructions of the security council, then they are violating the Act 432 of the order."

The league has been suspended since March 18, and the body said if the government approves, it will allow teams to resume training in August.

The leagues would start in September, with only one round played, which means teams have only seven or eight matches to chart their fortunes.

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