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Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (TMJ), the President of Johor Football Association (PBNJ), has demonstrated his desire to increase the quality and development of football in Johor by announcing that PBNJ will build a new stadium on a man-made island in Johor Bahru.
Last Tuesday, TMJ announced that one of the PBNJ sponsors will built a new 50,000 seater stadium, which is to be located on a man-made island between Singapore and Johor.
According to The Star, TMJ said “Currently the reclamation work is being carried out and once that is done, the island will be bigger than Singapore’s Sentosa Island. We are hoping that the process would not be long because I am very excited about this project.”
Other than a new state-of-the-art stadium, TMJ also announced that Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has agreed to buy Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) players and officials a private plane.
The decision was made after considering the cost that they have to pay when travelling to other states, as currently JDT have three buses for the whole squad.
In other news, TMJ also announced that JDT II may be withdrawn from the Premier League, as he wishes to place the team in the Singapore football league for greater exposure.
TMJ also added that they are willing to pay the fine that the Football Association of Malaysia may impose on them if they decided to pull out from playing in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, in transfer news, TMJ announced he is targeting two more import players to sign for next season, including Boca Junior’s Juan Manuel Martinez and Selangor’s Paulo Rangel.
He has also confirmed that he is in negotiations to hold a friendly match with Italian giants AC Milan for charity.