The Ministry has been rather silence these few weeks, preferring to be the observer as events unfold in the local football scene.
Not anymore. After all the Sultan’s grieves and promise of change, what the FAM managed to offer to all Malaysians is this:
“FAM’s role will be mainly conducting more courses for coaches and referees besides managing the M-League,” was all Khairy Jamaluddin, Vice President, could say after meeting Sports Minister Ismail Sabri yesterday.
But isn’t that what the FAM has been doing many years ago, ever since association football been brought into Malaysia by the British colonials?
Or perhaps then the bigwigs in FAM finally came to their sense and decided the only way to improve Malaysian football is by conducting more classes for coaches and referees and to continue managing a league that do not resemble any form of association football?
Or could it be that after years trying to improve Malaysian football, FAM conclude maybe it is better to train more coaches to fire later or make more referees to supply the more successful leagues in neighbouring countries?
Or FAM is happier to continue managing the M-League, losing money and fans much quicker than a national player manage one lap of the pitch so they can siphon more of the tax payers’ money from the government?
The Ministry can only ponder on the geniuses of one Khairy Jamaluddin.