Just weeks from the 2015 season kick off, Premier League state side Sabah earlier announced the sacking of their manager George O'Callaghan and Singaporean foreign signing Fazrul Nawaz.
The announcement, made through the Sabah FA's social media accounts stated that the decision was made after both had been missing from training for the past few days.
Both had only been signed and appointed after the conclusion of the 2014 season, following the appointment of new team CEO, Datuk Seri Panglima TC Goh.
The announcement added that Goh will take over as team manager, whereas Justin Ganai will be retained as head coach. Furthermore, Goh will initiate some changes in the coaching staff before the new season begins, if neccessary.
The earlier appointment of O'Callaghan, initially reported as the team's technical director, also saw the Rhinos capturing former Liverpool and Senegal forward El Hadji Diouf last November. As the Irish-man was reported to have played a major role in landing the star, the latest development will probably affect Diouf's role at Sabah.
The 35-year old's brief time with Sabah has been fraught with controversies, most tellingly regarding his lack of experience in managerial and directorship roles.
Interestingly, in the past week or so reports have emerged that Sabah are keen on signing their former player and current Malaysia under 23 national team head coach Ong Kim Swee, after the 44 year old was reported to be close to leaving his post at the Football Association of Malaysia.