BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter
Kelantan advisor and main sponsor Tan Sri Annuar Musa has offered a payment scheme to former players owed money by the club.
He wrote on his Facebook page that the team will offer a payment scheme for their former players from the 2015 and 2016 seasons, who according to him are not actually owed overdue wages, but instead compensations for early contract terminations.
Under this scheme, those who agree to provide a 50 percent discount to the team will be paid the remaining half within the next 30 days.
"As a way to assist (the payment), we the (Kelantan) sponsors have volunteered to offer a settlement scheme to all local and foreign players owed money by the Kelantan FA (KAFA).
"Players or officials who agree to provide a 50 percent discount to KAFA will be paid the remaining amounts in cash, within 30 days of them providing us with the written agreement," explained the former KAFA chairman.
He however added that the scheme is voluntary and the players involved have the rights to decline to take it up, but those who insist on full payments will have to wait until KAFA has the means to make the payments.
Their current players too will receive their wages for May and June wages at the same time, in time for the coming Aidilfitri celebration.
"A number of sponsors have agreed to assist in paying the 2017 squad's wages for June (which is supposed to be paid in July) earlier, so the players can celebrate Aidilfitri.
"The wages for May too will be paid at the same time on June 20 2017, in a breaking of fast event which will be held in Seri Puri Bukit Marak. This means there are no overdue wages for the 2017 season!" explained the former Malaysian youth and sports minister.