Former KAFA President urges FAM to make doping tests compulsory

Former KAFA President, Datuk Jazlan, urges the FAM to make doping tests mandatory for every game at every level in Malaysia

Former Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) President, Datuk Ahmad Jazlan, has responded to the doping issue regarding a Kelantan player who was tested positive by saying that the tests should be done all the time.

One of the the Red Warriors, who still remains unknown, was tested positive for doping in their final FA Cup final clash with Johor Darul Takzim last June and Jazlan said that tests must be done all the time, and not just during big matches, to make sure the same mistake would not be repeated.

Speaking to Sinar Harian, Jazlan said: "It must be made mandatory, and not random.

"I believe doping is not only happening in Kelantan but also in other states.

"We must not compromise with this issue, and if the player must be suspended for life, so be it."

Jazlan also suggested that the doping tests should be done at all levels, including the FAM League, President's Cup and Youth Cup Championship.

"My suggestion is that the Football Association of Malaysia should make the tests compulsory, and they can work together with the Health Ministry or Malaysian Sports Council to overcome this problem," he added.