FAM: Safee Sali cleared to play for Malaysia

A recent scare of an impending suspension on the national striker by PSSI has been quashed by the confirmation given by the FAM

National star striker, Safee Sali has been cleared to play for Malaysia.

The All Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) through their Secretary General Halim Mahfudz sent a letter to the FA of Malaysia (FAM) on Tuesday affirming the suspension of Safee for representing Pelita Jaya FC in an Indonesian Super League (ISL) match.

The suspension rules out ISL players from playing in officially-sanctioned tournaments and matches.

However, the Asian Football Confede­ration (AFC) clarified yesterday that Safee is free to play for the Malayan Tigers.

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) Secretary General, Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad verified that they had sought clarification from AFC Secretary Datuk Alex Soosay regarding Safee’s impending suspension yesterday.

“Safee is free to join the national team again. Apparently, there has been a misunderstanding. The AFC will seek clarification from PSSI regarding the ban on Safee,” said Azzuddin to The Star yesterday.


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