KUALA LUMPUR: The Professional Footballers' Association of Malaysia (PFAM) are upset with former Kelantan FA (Kafa) president Tan Sri Annuar Musa for accusing the organisation of interfering with the state FAs' affairs.
In a Facebook posting recently, Annuar stated that local players lack professionalism, while PFAM have failed to understand issues faced by state FAs, in fighting for their members' late wages.
PFAM president Hairuddin Omar yesterday said Annuar should instead pay up salaries of players owed from last season, rather than criticising PFAM.
"PFAM have never interfered with the management of any state FA. We only act when our members (footballers) file a complaint over unpaid wages," said Hairuddin in a statement today.
"Some state FAs, however, do not seem committed, at times, to solving salary issues and this is very disappointing," he added.
Five Kelantan players filed complaints with PFAM recently for not getting their salaries.
Only two players so far have received their salaries in full, while the other three have not been paid.
It is learnt that Kafa only paid those who were staying with the club, while others were made to wait.
PFAM revealed recently that they have received 23 complaints from players over unpaid wages from the recent season.