Football Association of Malaysia’s (FAM) president, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has responded to speculations regarding his intentions to resign from the post.
Tengku Abdullah confirmed that he is done with matters of the national football governing body that is laden with controversies and criticisms, and he is currently in the process of exiting FAM.
The Pahang-born royalty met with Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin on Tuesday to discuss FAM’s recent crisis, which includes the retirement of four JDT players from international football and the Crown Price of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim’s claims of owning proof about the organisation’s corrupt dealings.
According to Khairy, he has found a ‘formula’ to solve the issues after the meeting, but Tengku Abdullah seemed indifferent when he was asked for a response.
“Ask Khairy. It’s up to whoever that wants to solve this crisis, I’m done with football and you all know that I’m on my way out. Thank you,” he told reporters.
Tengku Abdullah has expressed a similar desire to quit the organisation after Malaysia’s embarrassing 0-10 defeat to United Arab Emirates, last September. He has been at the helm for 2 years after he was elected for the 2014-2018 term in FAM’s 50th Congress.