A souce close to the management of the Football Association of Sarawak (FAS) has informed us that the Crocs are indeed in dire need of funds, a fact that has not been hidden by the current FAS management.
The source info was supported by an article by SarawakVoice yesterday which cited that FAS had decided to go all local next season due to limited funds, adding that their selection of players will be based on how much they can afford to pay players.
According to our source, there was indeed late payment of staff salaries over the months, but added that there was also several instances where FAS President, Dato Posa Majais had stepped in to pay those outstanding salaries using his own money.
It is understood further that Posa had also tried his best to ensure that all players were paid their dues when the payment date came, and it was unfair for fans to blame Posa for the poor financial situation of FAS, particularly when he has done so much to help cushion the impact of lack of funding for FAS.
The source also added that Posa was also the main reason FAS had a lot more charity events under FAS this season, which include porridge distribution during the month of Ramadan, a visit to the General Hospital, and football clinics in local schools.
According to our source who doesn’t want to be named, FAS indeed purchased a shop lot this season, but declined to name the location and reason for the purchase.
Sarawak FA has been relegated to the Liga Premier next season.