ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Football Association (KFA) has urged those with evidence of players’ alleged involvement in match-fixing or bribery to lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
KFA president Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said those who accused Kedah players of accepting bribes during the Malaysia Cup final against Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) last Saturday should come forward and lodge a report because such actions were important to uphold the integrity of football in Kedah.
“Those who have posted such news on social media must come forward and report the matter to the MACC and provide them with evidence so that investigations can be carried out,” he told reporters after launching the Menteri Besar Cup football competition, here, today.
He was commenting on a viral posting on social media that seven players from the Kedah team were bribed RM200,000 each.
Ahmad Bashah said accusations without evidence could not be deemed authentic and as such, those who have made such accusations on social media, should cease doing it.
As for a call from Kedah Umno Youth for the Menteri Besar to step down as the KFA president to avoid any embarrassment from fans who booed him during the match against JDT on Saturday, Ahmad Bashah said he would continue serving as the president until a decision was made by the KFA executive council.
Kedah Umno Youth have requested other political leaders in KFA to step down as well.