Friday, May 24

Doping issue: A slap to local football – Tengku Abdullah

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) says doping among local footballers to boost performance is a slap in the face of local football.

FAM deputy president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said he would investigate the matter.

“We must wait for the report. If it is true, it is a slap (to national football),” he said when met by reporters at the DRB-Hicom open house here today.

He was commenting on a report concerning a player from the Kelantan team who was found positive during a doping test after finishing the final match of the FA Cup on June 29.

Commenting further, Tengku Abdullah said, to date, FAM had not received any report on a local football player who was involved in such a case.

On a claim by Negeri Sembilan Football Association (PBNS) president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan on corruption involving players from the state, Tengku Abdullah ordered that the matter be investigated.

He said corruption was a serious offence and an effective approach and action should be made so that it would not adversely affect the development of national football. – BERNAMA