Kelantan FA speaks out on shadowy future
If the teams in the Malaysian Super League remain focussed entirely on cashflow, then the entire future of the league could be on rocky ground.
That’s according to Kelantan FA President Tan Sri Annuar Musa, who believes that teams must focus on something other than finances to ensure the league survival.
Many of the top club’s provide huge wages for coaches and players and teams, which can cause huge financial problems when results don’t go to plan.
According to Goal Malaysia Annuar said on his facebook account: “Some of the teams are already feeling the heat of Malaysia’s transfer policy, which is really loose.
“In fact, some players have received offers and they are already thinking about 2014, which is affecting their current campaign.”
The President is right, In many ways the Malaysian Leagues now are how England was before the Sky boom came in,
The money is just trickling in to Malaysia, while it undoubtedly has it’s benefits. With proper regulation, the straits can avoid falling into the never ending cash spiral that may yet ruin European football.
Although in an ideal world fans want loyalty, money talks and at the end of the day footballers have 10 maybe 15 years if they are lucky to make themselves a living. So they can hardly be blamed for moving to where the cash is.
Having said that, there has to be at balance between football retaining it’s soul and a once second string Welsh left back joining Real Madrid for £85 million pounds.