Football Association (FAM) ex-official suggest Prime Minister Najib Razak to be its next president.
The former FAM vice-president Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar said former prime ministers Tunku Abdul Rahman and Abdul Razak head the association before, reported Utusan Online.
Raja Ahmad believes FAM president must be someone who is influential and he’s putting forward a suggestion for Najib to be the president.
The election for FAM president is scheduled for next year.
Speculation is rife that Johor crown prince Tuanku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim and Kelantan Football Association president Annuar Musa among the likely candidates.
Raja Ahmad added that Najib is a great leader and will be able to provide motivation to the players in order to restore the dignity of football in this country.
The FAM representatives can nominate anyone to contest the positions even if the nominee is not directly involved in football.
Najib is no stranger to sports.
When Najib appointed as Culture, Youth and Sports minister in 1986, he introduced more vibrancy to sports.
He introduced back then National Sports policy that outlines the sports development agenda for Malaysia.
Malaysia hosted 1989 SEA Games and finished with a total haul of 67 gold, 58 silver and 75 bronze medals behind table-toppers Indonesia