Tengku Abdullah wants to focus on defending VP position

Tengku Abdullah has admitted that he hasn't thought of challenging for the post of President, and that he is only focused on defending his current position as FAM's Vice President

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With rumours of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) looking to elect a new President, Tengku Abdullah has made it clear that he wishes to remain focused on the Vice President position.

According to Astro Arena, Tengku Abdullah said “I think I better stay as the Vice President. If there is someone (who) believes that I’m good enough to become the President, then I’ll consider it.”

With all members having to submit nominations before the end of March for the new FAM management line-up, Tengku Abdullah admitted that he is only focused on defending his post.

“Right now I have to defend my position first, which is the Vice President post,” he added.

Meanwhile, the secretary-general of the Asian Football Confederation, Datuk Peter Velappan, recently commented that Tengku Abdullah can carry the role of President if he is given the chance.

“As we all know, he has a lot of experience. He’s been with FIFA, AFC and now with the FAM. Why don’t (we) give him a chance for two periods, and if he does not perform, then we can always give it to someone else,” said Velappan.

The role of President of the FAM has been a hot topic recently, with Kelantan FA advisor Tan Sri Annuar Musa also advocating Johor FA President Tunku Ismail as a potential new to leader of the FAM.