The Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP) have finally delivered a favourable news for Kelantan FA (KAFA).
After studying all of the documents submitted by KAFA, followed by a careful deliberation, FMLLP have decided that it is right to reduce KAFA’s docked points from six to three.
The reduction of docked point from six to three means that KAFA will move up the Super League ranks from 7th place (14 points) to 5th place (17 points).
This decision was made after all KAFA finally submitted all the relevant papers for team registration, albeit only after numerous reminders. KAFA also provided a detailed plan as to how and when will they pay up all pending wages to former players and coaches.
However, according to FMLLP, their transfer ban on KAFA will remain, for two reasons. First of all, KAFA have yet to meet certain criteria and requirements set by FMLLP in order to get the transfer ban lifted.
Second, FMLLP are convinced that lifting the transfer ban might take a toll on KAFA’s finances, and risk thrusting them into further financial difficulty.
That means, despite signing French forward L’Imam Seydi, KAFA will not be able to play him.
KAFA was allowed to sign Abou Bakr al Mel from Lebanon during the transfer window, after their star striker Mohamad Ghaddar left the club to join Johor Darul Ta’zim.
However, one signing was evidently not enough to bolster their attack, and KAFA went on to sign another forward despite their transfer ban.
FMLLP docked six points from KAFA early in May after the latter failed to submit the required documents for team registration, and The Red Warriors were also under fire for numerous complaints about unpaid wages by former players and staffs.
FMLLP also reminded KAFA that they have until 31st October 2017 to settle all pending wages, KWSP, PERKESO, and LHDN, in order to complete their team registration.
If they fail to comply, they risk getting demoted to a lower-division league in 2018.