New Straits Times: Future of Selangor at stake

If the issue is not resolved soon, it will lead to the decline of Selangor football.

This was the grim message from former Selangor former player Nazzab Hidzan in the light of the internal issue currently faced by the state team and the Football Association of Selangor (FAS).

Without state funding or the support of Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, who is also FAS president, the fate of the 33-time Malaysia Cup champions now hangs by a thread.

Nazzab, 41, who played for Selangor from 1996-2000 and in 2005-2006 season, wants Azmin to resolve whatever issues he has with the FAS exco members.

“If there was not going to be any funding, then the team should have been notified earlier.

“But with just a month to go before the Malaysian Super League (MSL), it is going to be hard to source for funding.

“There is no way of sorting this out in such short notice. It looks like there could be a possibility of Selangor dropping down to the Premier League.

“It has happened before and we really don’t want to see it happening again.

“We don’t want Selangor to be forgotten by its own president,” said Nazzab at a Selangor ex-player press conference yesterday.

There have also been suggestions that Selangor join forces with PKNS FC to safeguard the state’s football fortunes.

PKNS, however, have got their own endorsement through the Selangor Malays Football Association after they were snubbed by the FAS.

The future of Selangor football now lies in the hands of the Selangor Menteri Besar, as without funding, it will lead to the team’s demise.

Source: New Straits Times

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