PETALING JAYA: Super League leaders Perlis may opt out of the Malaysia Cup competition in September because of financial constraints.
Their FA president, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, said that they were left without much options as they currently owed players and officials two months’ salary and would find it more difficult to sustain the expenses in the Malaysia Cup competition.
“Where are we going to find the money?” asked Shahidan at the FAM congress yesterday.
He added that he had informed the players and officials of the financial situation and would try to keep them going until the completion of the Super League in mid-July.
“We are finding it hard to source for funds to manage the team. All the money has come from my own pocket. I can’t go on like this,” he said.
The FA of Malaysia (FAM) general secretary, Datuk Azzudin Ahmad, said all teams were aware of the competition rules and they had to face the consequences if they withdrew.
It is also learnt that club side UPB-MyTeam are also contemplating to withdraw from the Malaysia Cup competition.