Sarawak Football Association of Sarawak (FAS) has failed in its bid to get the Crocs listed as a license football club next season.
This was announced by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) General Secretary, Dato’ Haji Hamidin Haji Mohd Amin in a statement by FAM, who said that the Crocs join the likes of Felda United FC, Kedah FA, Kelantan FA, and Melaka United SA in failing to obtain the important license which will allow them to participate in next season’s Liga Super.
According to Hamidin, the decision to decline Sarawak FA’s application was made during the FAM Club Licensing First Instance Body (FIB) meeting, in which it was found out that Sarawak FA didn’t comply with the rules and criteria set by the body for a football club license.
In order for any team to be granted a license they would have to be assessed, and reach a certain level in six key criteria, namely: Sporting, Infrastructure, Personnel & Administration, Legal, Financial and Business which is stated in the FAM Club Licensing Regulations Edition 2017.
It is expected that the management of Sarawak FA will continue to work hard to ensure the Crocs obtain the license before the season ends, despite the fact they are currently struggling in the Liga Super.
Meanwhile, Hamidin also announced seven teams that were granted a one year club license namely Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT), Pahang FA, Perak FA, PKNS FC, Penang FA, Selangor FA and T-Team FC. These teams are now eligible to play in the Liga Super next season shall they not get relegated.
JDT, Pahang FA, PKNS FC and Selangor FA were also granted the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) club license which allows them to compete in the 2018 AFC Champions League or 2018 AFC Cup, should they qualify. – SarawakCrocs.com