Kelantan Football Association President (KAFA) Tan Sri Annuar Musa had his appeal against the 30-month ban handed to him by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) rejected.
On top of the rejection, Annuar was also summoned an additional RM6,000.
Yusfarizal Yussoff, Annuar’s lawyer, said that the High Court found FAM’s Article 88 charge on the KAFA president a valid one, The Star reported.
He added that Justice Hadhariah Syed Ismail made the decision against Annuar because the court found that FAM had the authority to suspend him and furthermore, the punishment was properly meted out with the correct procedure within the statute and disciplinary code.
On his Facebook, Annuar wrote: “The High Court has rejected my case against FAM and Dato' izuddin.
“I accept this decision with an open heart and have exhausted all legal options available to me.
“But my effort to address the problems, particularly FAM’s Article 88, has just begun.
“All this will be done in accordance with the rule and regulations.”
Annuar was puinished by the FAM because he breached its statute - Article 88 - when he made a negative statement regarding the Malaysian national team in February.
According to an FAM ruling, only the president and secretary-general of the association can comment on the team’s performance.