This was made firm by the Terengganu State Football Association (PBSNT) Deputu President 1, Datuk Wan Nawawi Wan Ismail in a news report carried out by Harian Metro.
According to the daily, there would only be one team from Terengganu playing in the Liga Super next season, with the other playing in the second division Liga Premier, hinting a move equal to what Liga Super champions, JDT are doing currently.
According to Nawawi, the move was to reduce budget dependency on the Terengganu state government, as well as increase quality in Terengganu football, hence in a long run making Terenganu a football powerhouse in Malaysia, but admitted the move is still very much under discussion.
If the move however materializes, Sarawak FA who finished relegated in 11th position, stand to return to the Liga Super next season given the availability of one empty spot in the league.
However, there are also rumours that the Crocs may need to battle it out with Pulau Pinang FA, and Liga Premier teams who are placed in third and fourth position.
Personally, we feel that Sarawak FA would have a high task ahead if a play-off was done for the spot, especially given that they are set to lose quite a significant number of quality players in the coming transfer window.
p/s: Thank you Syaz Rizal for the head up on the news.