Kelantan Football Association's (KAFA) dream to sign Brendan Gan as a local player next season has been shattered, as the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has rejected their application after referring to the Asia Football Confederation (AFC)
Secretary-general Azman Ibrahim broke the news earlier, quoting “Verbally the application to register Brendan Gan as a local player has been rejected but we are still waiting for FAM to give as an official letter so for now we are still waiting for the reason why we can’t register him.”
When asked what KAFA will do if their application is not accepted by FAM since their import quota is already full, Azman said his side will find a way to make it work.
“We already have Forkey Doe, Obina Nwaneri, Mohamed Ghaddar and Mohamed Shawky. KAFA will find a way to overcome this problem before the deadline closes on the 17th of December,” he added.
Brendan Gan was recently introduced by KAFA president Tan Sri Annuar Musa as one of the new local players for Kelantan, alongside three other players to help the current FA Cup champions in 2014.
Gan recently moved to Sabah, after spending his football playing career in Australia with clubs such as Sutherland Sharks, Sydney FC and Bonnyrig White Eagles.