FAM fail to decide on new secretary general

KUALA LUMPUR: The FA of Malaysia (FAM) did not come to a decision to name their secretary general yesterday. 

All the five short listed candidates attended the final round of interview before the FAM top brass, led by president Sultan Ahmad Shah. 

But nothing positive came out of the less than 40-minute session with the candidates. 

The deputy president, Datuk Redzuan Sheikh Ahmad, said that it was for the president to make the final decision on the man for the job. 

“The FAM constitution says that the president has the right to appoint the general secretary,” said Redzuan. 

“A decision will be made soon and if all goes well, the new general secretary will start work before the FAM congress on May 1,” said Redzuan. 

He added that there was no guarantee that the new general secretary would come from among the five short listed candidates. He did not rule out the possibility of a senior FAM official taking up the job. 

The five short listed for the job are Noor Kefli Sulong (director of Futsal in the Asian Football Confederation); Rosli Hussein (lecturer and former international); John Lawrence William (school teacher with PhD in sports science); Razi Abdullah (banker); and Jacob Lim Hong Teong (businessman). 

A total of 168 candidates applied for the hot seat vacated by Datuk Dell Akbar Khan in February. 

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