Like every new Malaysia Super League (MSL) season, there will be plenty of hope and optimism for the year ahead. But some other elements we wished were long gone just keep being repeated. Here are five unwanted instances we are likely to see once more in 2017.
Whilst congratulating Faiz Subri for winning the Puskas Award, Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) owner Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim served Malaysians a timely reminder that this should not distract them from the problems in Malaysia football.
Football in Malaysia stands on a precipice that’s being hewn by those outside the sport and as much as there is sympathy for the cause, careful consideration must be given by all parties whether a Suzuki Cup withdrawal would firstly achieve any outcome and secondly any long-term damage it would do to the game.
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) have voiced their strong opposition to the possibility of Malaysia withdrawing from the AFF Suzuki Cup in protest over the treatment of the Rohingya community.
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Changes in Malaysian football will have to wait following the Football Association of Malaysia’s (FAM) decision to maintain the status quo, including persuading wantaway president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah to stay on until the 2017 Congress.