SILENT FAM WORRY FOR KHAIRY

The Football Association of Malaysia are seemingly cold towards the National Football Development Plan initiated by Sports Minister Khairy Jamaludfin.

For the FAM have yet to revert with a proposed date for the Minister to present the proposal in person to the national body.

And this has the Minister perplexed as to what is holdings this up as this could derail plans to launch the NFDP in Kuantan later this month.

Khairy had written a letter to FAM Deputy President Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah in mid November seeking a platform to present the plan.

Yet one and the half months later, Khairy has yet to receive a reply yet alone a date.

“I had written to Tengku Abdullah seeking for a suitable time and date to present the whole plan for FAM to provide their impetus,” said Khairy when met at his office in Putrajaya.

“This is somewhat awkward as we hope to launch the program at the end of January.

“Their continued silence is disrupting the plans.”

It is an open secret that FAM are u easy with Khairy’s criticism over some issues relating to FAM after he assumed office in May last year.

And matters were further strained when Khairy appointed Tan Sri Annuar Musa into the committee overlooking the NFDP as he was still serving a 30 month suspension meted out by FAM.

Subsequent to that Annuar relinquished all his positions in FAM as well as the Kelantan FA so as to enable Khairy to work with FAM to fulfill the national agenda.

However the cold shoulder treatment being meted by FAM sends the wrong signal to the Minister.

FAM should decide on a suitable date and revert, if they at all interested in the development of football in the country.