12 Malaysian players owe a total of almost 290,000 RM, following the latest Malaysian Federation Status Committee meeting.
The Malaysian FA (FAM) Status Committee, which met on January 7, issued 12 decisions regarding player compensation disputes with two football associations.
In the announcement made on Wednesday, January 13, the FAM ordered the Kelantan FA to pay 11 of the unpaid salaries of its former players, totaling around 187,700 RM (approximately 46,000 USD).
The players are believed to have come for the Red Warriors until the 2019 season. They are Fauzi Rozlan (RM63,628.18), Zulfahmi Awang (RM50,000.00), Afiq Azuan (32,141.99 RM), Wan Mohammed Afiq (RM 21,000.00), Azzrie Aripin (RM 4,075.00), Syafiq Syahmi Husin (RM 2,681.00), Ahmad Fathi Irfan Azlan (RM 3,279.00), Fikri Hakim Kama (RM 1,126.25), Ahmad Hamzalah Zulkiflee (RM 2,681.00), Fazliera Ezlan Rosli (RM 3,126.25) and Fahmi Izzuddin Ab Rahman (RM 2,681.00).
It is not yet clear whether the debts will have to be settled by the Kelantan FA, the former operator of the professional team Kelantan, or by the new owner of the team Norizam Tukiman, who has devoted a lot of his time and money. to pay their many debts since the acquisition of the team in 2020.
In the same announcement, the Melaka FA, who formerly managed the Malaysian Super League team Melaka United, were also ordered to pay ex-player Curran Ferns the staggering sum of RM97,500 (around $ 24,100) .
The Australian-Malaysian midfielder was on the books for the Mousedeer in 2020, before revealing towards the end of the year that the club had not paid his salary.