Kelantan FA are still gutted that they cannot register their lethal French attacker, L’Imam Seydi, due to the transfer ban imposed on them by the Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP).
Kelantan FA’s adviser Tan Sri Annuar Musa told the press yesterday that they don’t intend to raise the white flag and let him go, instead they will try to fulfil all of FMLLP’s criteria so the Frenchman can play in the second half of the Super League season.
However, Kelantan decided to feature the 31-year-old forward for the first time during their friendly against Terengganu last night, and the Frenchman got the job done.
L’Imam Seydi broke the 0-0 deadlock and put Kelantan ahead after netting his penalty on the 80th minute. Kelantan were awarded a penalty after Terengganu’s Ismail Faruqi Ashari tackled Kelantan’s Khairul Izuan Rosli.
The Red Warriors had a few other good chances throughout the match, especially when Mohd Qayyum delivered a dangerous pass to Indra Putra, but the latter’s shot went wide.
Although Terengganu put a lot of pressure on Kelantan’s defence and had a couple of promising chances with Mohd Ridzuan Abdunloh upfront, their efforts were futile against the Red Warriors.
It would be exciting to watch L’Imam Seydi playing in the Malaysia Super League, but that can only happen if Kelantan FA settles all pending payments to their former players and staffs as soon as possible.