BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter
After a week of fans' poll, the fans have spoken on the candidate they would like to head the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), which will be holding its congress this Sunday 25 May. This year's edition three candidates are the incumbent, HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang, his crown prince Tengku Abdullah Ahmad Shah, and the crown prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail Idris (TMJ), also the president of the Johor FA.
Goal readers have spoken, and the decision is a landslide support for Tunku Ismail who gained the support of 2,738 readers (93.1%). In second place is Tengku Abdullah who is favoured by 169 readers (5.8%), whereas the incumbent Sultan Ahmad Shah only manages to garner support from 34 of Goal readers (1.2%).
Of course we at Goal would like our readers to have some say in the actual congress, but the decisions of its voting affiliates are expected to not reflect the fans' desire and there could be major surprises when the results are actually announced, especially when eleventh-hour lobbying is currently intensifying into a frenzy. Rumours are surfacing that Sultan Ahmad Shah is backing down to make the voting affiliates support, Tengku Abdullah who will continue his legacy. Stay with us at Goal for the polling results on Sunday.