THERE is no place for politics in football.
Fifa’s main vision is for the sport to be free of any political influence.
A mantra that the FA of Malaysia (FAM) vow to upkeep.
At a time when the country’s political landscape is in turmoil, at least on the football side, nothing will change.
FAM president Datuk Hamidin Amin stressed that the national body’s obligation to the teams remained unchanged.
“I’m in football... not my place to speak about politics. For me it is simple, whoever is the president, he or she has to be responsible.
“In the event of any change, the new president is the one responsible. I will remind that person the duties that come with the role,” he said yesterday.
Hamidin also warned M-League teams that they must comply with the Economic Control Plan (ECP), introduced this year to eradicate debts in local football.
“I have reminded the teams to be careful with their spending. There are a few teams who are in the red, and they should focus on settling their debts.
“Although they have agreements with players and officials who they owe, they should avoid overspending
“They should be working on settling debts until they are gone.
“If that person is really smart, when they get a budget of RM5 million, they should only spend RM4.5 million and keep the rest. That should be the way,” he added.