The Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) yesterday paid out RM1.5 million in salary owed to players since May said KAFA adviser Annuar Musa.
Annuar said the payment was for Super League, President’s Cup and Youth team players.
“The payment was outstanding wages of players for the months of May and June plus advance for July,” he told reporters after breaking fast at his residence in Bukit Marak in Kota Bharu yesterday.
Annuar said the payment would ease the burden of the players, especially those celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Meanwhile, Annuar said while KAFA’s application to sign a new import player was rejected, the association would appeal to the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP) to reconsider the signing of Seydi L. Imam.
“We will discuss and submit an appeal because we have already signed an agreement with the player last month and rejecting the signing would have severe implications to us,” he said.
Previously, the FMLLP said KAFA’s request to sign a foreign player was rejected since KAFA had failed to meet the criteria set for the M-League registration procedures. – Bernama