Welfare of PFA coaches, players looked after by FAM

The welfare of coaches and nine players of the Perlis Football Association (PFA) was assured when the Football Association of Malaysia's (FAM) player status committee today settled the issue of their salary claims.

Committee chairman Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said the committee settled the payment of salaries for nine of 10 players, which were for a six-month period from June to November when their contract ended.

"Ten 2013 season Perlis Premier League players had made claims because they were not paid salaries after Perlis' last match in July," he told reporters after the committee meeting at Wisma FAM.

The other player's claim could not be settled as he did not attend the meeting.

Takiyuddin said after taking into account all factors, he informed the players what the conditions should be, and they had agreed to accept the payment offered.

PFA, which is headed by Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, as of May, however, failed to pay the salaries of its coaches, players and officials due to financial constraints faced by the association. - Bernama, December 13, 2013.