Skip to main content

KL 'robbed' of imports, city drama unfolds

No water and now no imports.

Perhaps that is the 'New Year's curse' of those based in and around the Bandar Tun Razak Stadium in Cheras.

The city team will not be able to field two of Slovakians - midfielder Juraj Kuhajdik (pic left) and defender Vladislav Palsa (pic below) - after the FA of Malaysia (FAM) had yesterday ruled that KLFA, or know officially known as Federal Territory FA (FTFA), had submitted their application late.

Here's the twist. Without Kuhajdik and Palsa, KL "will not be able to obtain sponsors".

Apparently Kuhajdik and Palsa are part of a "package" whereby insiders claim the sponsors will only pump in funds if both players feature for KL.

Now, FTFA are scrambling to appeal against the decision, hoping the national body will reverse its earlier call and allow the city side to field both talents.

Why wasn't the application done earlier?

There was a problem with the TMS, says an official.
Hmm...

Nevertheless, the author learnt that the team is not run by the association but by a 'sponsor' - just like the city's President's Cup team last season.

"The sponsors will roughly fund 2/3 while the FA will fund the balance," said another insider.

And FTFA will now organise a meeting to get its 'integrity committee' going as they will be tasked to monitor the team.

The question now - will FAM stick by its decision or bend over and submit to the 'pleas' made by FTFA?

HD says: Hmm...

Comments

  1. Err.. they are not yet FTFA. Sports Comm yet to approve.

    ReplyDelete
  2. masih kekal sbg klfa, heran, mcm mana fa yg dah wujud berpuluh2 tahun masih lg bmasalah dlm pengurusan dlm segala hal, dana, pemain tempatan dan import, stadium, gaji, epf bla bla bla.. hadoi malaysia ku bila la nak jd pro..

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

What went wrong with KL SEA Games?

145 gold medals.
It's the best Team Malaysia has ever achieved since the inception of the SEAP Games in1959.
The 29th edition of the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur ended yesterday. The opening ceremony dazzled those at the stands and viewers at home while the performances during the closing ceremony yesterday jogged plenty of musical memories to many.
Our athletes, the real superheroes, brought smiles through their heroic display. They made everyday a happy day.
Kudos to the officials - from the coaches, the National Sports Institute and National Sports Council - for their hard work in ensuring our athletes perform to their best.
But it was not all memorable.
From

'World fashion disaster' in KL

World Fashion Week Asia 2017 ended over the weekend.

And the launch on Friday at Palace of the Golden Horses at Mines Resort City just outside Kuala Lumpur turned out to be a forgettable night.

Why?

It was poorly organised.

Just as many are trying to get over the nightmare witnessed throughout the KL SEA Games, the organiser of World Fashion Week Asia 2017 has made it look like Malaysians seem to have lost it when it comes to hosting major events and hospitality.

Here's why.

Royal protocol ignored

1. The Sultanah of Terengganu Sultanah Nur Zahirah was invited to grace the event.
    a. There was no holding room for the Sultanah and VIPs accompanying her.
    b. The Sultanah was invited on stage without anyone accompanying her there (a big NO NO if anyone knows protocol involving royalty).
    c. The event dragged on till 11.30pm, way past the cut off point of the very many events I've attended with members of the royal family present.
   d. The Sultanah was forced to walk all t…

Klang run 'illegal', says Sports Commissioner

UPDATE (Dec 11; 11.58am): Sporting events approved by Sports Commissioner's Office will be posted on the Youth and Sports Ministry's website starting Dec 14, as revealed by the Sports Commissioner in her statement today. I'm glad the last point of my observation (as per posting right below) has been addressed.

---

UPDATE (10.57pm): A Twitter user had sent me a link by the organiser of the Klang Heritage Marathon 2017. It states that the marathon has been "postponed to Oct 14, 2018" and that they have been victims of fake news and will lodge reports with the authorities against materials with elements of defamation or fake news. Read the full statement, posted on Dec 2, here.

---
ORIGINAL POST

A Klang City International Marathon 2017 pacer suffered serious injuries after she and two others were hit by a car

Turns out that the organiser of this morning's event, Earth Runners International Group Sdn Bhd, DID NOT submit any application to the Sports Commissioner&#…