The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have insisted that there will be no changes to the new format by the FAM, regarding the restriction of clubs loaning players during the Malaysia Cup campaign starting this August.
Secretary General of FAM, Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin, has said that all 16 teams who will be competing for Malaysia Cup are not allowed to loan players to strengthen their team, even if they wish to do so, as this rule has already been agreed earlier.
According to Sinar Harian, Hamidin said “I already explained that this season, no players can be loaned during the campaign and I have discussed this with the Malaysian League before the season kicked off. This issue cannot be talked anymore as all teams has been informed earlier, so I hope every team understands and follows what has been discussed.”
He was commenting this issue as T-Team recently stated that they want to loan three players to strengthen their team for the Malaysian Cup campaign.
“I know there are teams who wish to loan players but we cannot allow that to happen. As for T-Team, the official is probably new in their management, so he might be misinformed regarding this issue,” he added.
Ten top teams in the Super League, namely Lions XII, Selangor, Johor Darul Takzim, ATM, Kelantan, Pahang, PKNS FC, Perak, Terengganu and T-Team have all automatically qualified for the Malaysian Cup followed by the top four teams in the Premier League, who are Sarawak, Sime Darby, Johor and Kedah. Felda United will face Pos Malaysia while Negeri Sembilan will face Sabah in a playoff to grab the last two spots for the campaign.