Should Malaysian Players Emulate The Peruvians?

In a show of strength and unity, professional footballers from Peru will not heed the national call-ups until the country’s top management change the way the football is run in the country.

“From June 24, they will not accept a call-up from the national team until their demands have been met,” Manassero told a news conference on Wednesday. “We need to take urgent action to change football in our country.”

Peru, regarded as the South America’s third-strongest soccer nation after Brazil and Argentina during the 1970s, have not qualified for a World Cup since 1982.

They are bottom of the 10-team South American qualifying group with no realistic chance of getting to South Africa next year. Results have included a 6-0 defeat in Uruguay and a 5-1 loss in Ecuador.


Malaysian football has been in the dooldrums for years and all they did was change the coach and the FAM General Secretary and his exco, but never the President aka “big boss”. Even when Malaysia lost to Myanmar a few years back they could only find fault with the coach and never themselves.

This is the same FAM who didn’t know who was their actual Assistant Manager when they sack him. When B. Sathianathan was sacked, it was assumed it was because he commented that the “M-League is not football”. You can read a personal interview with him at after the sacking here.

Wait until Malaysia is defeated by East Timor then probably the boss wants to make way but don’t put your hope too much on that happening – and I mean the making way part, the defeat to East Timor has every chance of happening!

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