Wednesday, 15 August 2018

FAS welcomes MFL decision

By db-admin

Dr Johan Kamal Hamidon – The Football Association of Malaysia (FAS) welcomed the decision of the Malaysia Football League (MFL) which is ready to enforce a maximum allocation of eight percent tickets per stadium to supporting visitors.

Its Secretary-General, Dr Johan Kamal Hamidon described the proposal as a reasonable move as the support of supporters who have been synonymous with the title ‘The 12th player’ is so important not only for the host team but also for the visitors who are in action.

“Of course, this proposal will add more excitement to the stadium and give fans the opportunity to be involved in every game, especially in the opponents.

“Regardless, the safety factor should be a priority and the home team should plan good safety measures to avoid any untoward incidents,” he said when contacted today.

Earlier, the league’s governing body was getting the best mechanism to ensure that a maximum allowance of eight percent tickets per stadium to visitor support could be made.

Its chief executive officer Kevin Ramalingam has confirmed that the proposal has already been discussed at a board meeting with a decision on the matter to be decided shortly.



Kevin Ramalingam

However, Kevin explained that various factors need to be taken into account in order to ensure that the proposal can be implemented without any problem with in-depth research to be done before it can be used.

Currently, ticket allocation for opponents is more determined by the home-based management ‘discretion’ and is sometimes dependent on the ‘scale’ of matches to be encountered by their respective teams.

Ticket allocation mechanisms for supporters of current opponents are sometimes problematic when advocates of the opposing team just get a fairly unfair provision.

Among the issue of ticketing to the opponent’s advocates which had been a fuss was that when the Terengganu Football Association (PBSNT) was only given 100 tickets by the Johor Football Association (PBNJ) for the second quarter of Malaysia Cup 2014.

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