FAM – Dream or Elite Team? Which will it be?

HAMIDIN says 12 candidates keen for FAM Sec Gen position.

Though the President elect Dato Hamidin Amin revealed some one dozen potential candidates are in the running for the soon to be vacated position at of Secretary General of FAM, in reality there are only a handful that are actually in the running.

The lead contender is undoubtedly Stuart Ramalingam, the Brother of FMLLP CEO Kevin Ramalingam.

Others said to have their names in the hat are former FAM Assistant Secretary Saifuddin Abu Bakar who has been based overseas after leaving FAM, current CEO of PFAM Izham Ismail, current FAM Asdistant Secretary General Abang Zulkarnain, Astro Arena Chief of Staff Ahmad Khawari Ismail, FAM Exco Member Christopher Raj.

Stuart it seems to be the early favourite but questions will arise of having two brothers holding key positions in football in this country.

The fact that Stuart did not come through the Football fraternity is also another factor.

The other candidates have their own advantages and weakness but have gone through the mill and are well aware of the intense politicking that comes with the position.

Hamidin will have to decide soon as he is expected to name the Secretary General in July 14.

Will he pick someone he is comfortable working with and who will be a Friend rather then a foe or will he be pick someone outside the box?

There has been much speculation of a “ Dream Team” said to comprise of some selected personalities to helm the “ backroom” staff of the President’s office.

And a few have been approached by an individual on behalf of Hamidin to be members of this “ Dream Team”.

Ironically though Hamidin has no knowledge of the “ Dream Team” and quipped that he was actually searching for an “ Elite Team”,