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FAM secretary-general Stuart Ramalingam.NSTP/OWEE AH CHUN
FAM secretary-general Stuart Ramalingam.NSTP/OWEE AH CHUN

KUALA LUMPUR: Pay up or risk being kicked out of the M-League.

The FA of Malaysia (FAM) have issued warning letters to Melaka, Police and Kelantan to settle their outstanding wages of players and officials or come up with a special plan to do so by Jan 31.

According to FAM's statement today,

if the three teams do not meet the first deadline, they will be docked three points each ahead of the new season.

FAM will then offer these teams until Feb 28 to settle their debts, and if they fail, each will be docked another six points.

A third chance will be given to Melaka, Police and Kelantan to pay up by March 30, and if they fail to come up with the funds to settle their outstanding wages, they will be kicked out of the M-League.

Melaka and Police will compete in the Super League while Kelantan will play in the Premier League in the coming season, which starts on Feb 28.

"We hope the the teams will comply and settle their debts with players and officials.

"For those, who come up with a special plan to settle outstanding wages, they need to adhere to it or face similar consequences - dock points and possibly being expelled," said FAM secretary-general Stuart Ramalingam in a statement.

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