The FAM Deputy President voiced out his disappointment over players who jumped from one team to another
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) Deputy President, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has described the players who joined other team without informing their own club as players without principles.
Tengku Abdullah stated that despite the FAM setting the transfer guidelines, players keep breaking the rules by entering into negotiations without telling their own respective clubs.
Speaking to TV3, Tengku Abdullah said “That’s not professional and we can’t blame the FAM or any associations. Players must have their own principles and this is not the first time it has happened. Not a lot of players did it, only a few but this few are the ones who are ruining our football image.”
He was commenting on this issue because of the recent transfer news regarding midfielder Amirulhadi Zainal, who switched clubs from Pahang to Johor Darul Takzim despite already signing a new contract with the Elephants.
Tengku Abdullah however is hoping that both teams can settle the issue amicably, “I know that players cannot be replaced, but hopefully the players respect the agreement,” he added.
Amirulhadi Zainal’s case is one of the few high-profile cases that has happened during this year’s transfer window, alongside leftback Nazri Ahmad and forward Norfarhan Muhammad.