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Players salaries should be priority for new KAFA leaders - Fan club chief

Last Update: 08/07/2019

KOTA BHARU, July 8 (Bernama) -- Matters regarding players and coaches salaries should first and foremost be given priority by the newly-elected Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) leadership. 

The Red Warriors Club KLIA (TRWC KLIA) president Rozaki Ab Kadir said the matter should be taken seriously by the KAFA leadership, led by its newly minted president Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Abdullah, to protect the interests of its players and coaches. 

"This is important so that we will be able to seen an improvement in the players' performance and earn the points needed for Kelantan to remain in the Premier League next season.

"Resolve the players’ salary arrears and other debts in stages," the fan club president said when contacted by Bernama today.

Last Saturday, Kelantan head coach Yusri Che Lah was reported that he had asked the new KAFA management take care of the welfare of its players and coaches, especially in resolving their three months salary arrears.

Meanwhile, Rozaki expressed hope that the newly appointed leaders will be able to turn Kelantan football’s fortunes around and were not there just to warm their seats. 

"The supporters’ clubs and fans hope that those who have been selected will be able to revive The Red Warriors to what they were once before, besides being able to work together, especially in bringing in sponsorships to offset the team's expenses.

"We do not want history to repeat itself, just like what happened previously with various problems faced, and this new KAFA president must be wise as well in dealing with supporters’ reactions," he said.

Meanwhile, Kota Bharu Red Warriors Supporters Club president Mohd Zainy Mohd Zain praised Wan Abdul Rahim willingness to take over KAFA's leadership despite the association being bogged down by various problems. 

"We hope and believe that Wan Abdul Rahim is planning to restore the Kelantan team’s image in the Malaysian League and all parties should give him the opportunity to lead KAFA.



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