JDT united in fight against corruption in football

JDT became the next team to make a corruption-free pledge with MACC

 BY       OOI KIN FAI      Follow on Twitter

Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) became the next Super League team to make a corruption-free pledge with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

In a ceremony held in a hotel in Johor Bahru on Sunday, JDT players and officials were present to make the pledge together witnessed by MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner Dato' Shamshun Baharin and Johor Football Association President Dato' Ismail Karim.

The owner of JDT, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (TMJ) has constantly stand up against corruption in football over the last few years and this move falls in line what his vision for the football club and country.

Selangor Football Association and Perak Football Association were the first two to make the the same pledge and this is seen as one of the big moves to combat corruption in football.

Malaysia unfortunately has had previous in terms of corruption in football and the massive crackdown in the 90's was a big testament to the fact.

A big pool of players, big and small, top and average players were sentenced as part of that crackdown.

In recent times, players from MISC-MIFA, a Premier League club has been charged with taking bribes to manipulate match results.

A former national player has also been charged as being involved in the case - leading to heightened anxiety amongst teams that the problem still prevails in the country.