PKNS FC have fulfilled their Asian import quota by signing former Indonesia international Hamka Hamzah, while Annuar Musa names outgoing Kelantan players last night
Next season is set to be a challenging season for the Red Warriors as it was revealed on Wednesday night by KAFA president Annuar Musa that a number of players that have been instrumental in their success in the past few seasons, are not extending their contracts beyond this season. Annuar revealed on his Facebook fan page that the players are:
- Daudsu Jamaluddin
- Shakir Shaari
- S. Subramaniam
- Azizi Matt Rose
- Rizal Fahmi
- Izuan Salahuddin
- Indra Putra
- Nor Farhan Muhammad
In a lengthy earlier post on his page, Annuar expressed his frustration at the lack of loyalty among many Kelantan players, stating that the lack of players in the country enables players to demand salaries that are not equivalent to their performance. He also questioned the lack of a Financial Fairplay mechanism in the country, and the fact that clubs are rarely fairly compensated when their players leave.
After Indonesian defender Hamka Hamzah was reported by the media to have attracted the interest of Selangor halfway through this year, it was confirmed yesterday that he will be going to Shah Alam. However, he will be joining PKNS F.C instead of the Red Giants, on a one-year long contract, as revealed on the PKNS Facebook fan page. When asked by Dunia Sukan Online on Selangor's earlier interest in him, he replied that they had submitted an offer for him, but it arrived too late. He earlier played for Indonesian Super League side Mitra Kukar F.C.