ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Football Association (KFA) has presented Mohd Faiz Subri with RM20,000 in recognition of him winning the 2016 Puskas Award in Zurich, Switzerland on Jan 9.
Its president, Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, announced this at a brief ceremony with Faiz at Sri Mentaloon, the official residence of the Kedah Menteri Besar.
Ahmad Bashah said the incentive to the footballer, who was born in Ayer Hitam, Jerlun, was KFA’s tribute to him for making the nation proud.
Meanwhile, Faiz said receiving the incentive would definitely motivate him to continue giving his best for the future of Malaysian football.
The Penang player also said he was not under pressure from certain quarters to play better, now that he had won the Puskas Award.
Faiz made history as the first Asian player to win the award named after football legend Ferenc Puskas of Hungary.