CEO says Malaysian Football League wants to revise AFF Cup schedule to match against AFC Cup

KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) will consider revising the AFF Cup schedule as the Malaysian Football League (MFL) scheduled schedule overlaps with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC Cup) competition. I hope so. end of the year.

MFL CEO Datuk Stuart Ramalingam said the proposed dates would affect the two representatives competing in the AFC Cup, namely Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) and Selangor FC. .

“The national team is a priority for the MFL and the AFC Cup competition is important for clubs playing in the MFL, so both priorities are important for the development of football in this country. Therefore, we are currently We are in a difficult position due to scheduling conflicts.”Ahead of the AFF Cup and AFC Cup.

“We hope that AFF can decide on a more suitable date not only for Malaysia but also for other countries in the region. “We are going to decide and reach a positive decision regarding the MFL, and also the national team,” he said when meeting reporters here today.

AFF has announced that the AFF Cup competition is scheduled for November 23rd to December 21st.

JDT, who belong to the M-League, will participate in the AFC Champions League Elite (ACLE) and will play two matches from November 25 to 27 and December 2 to 4, while Selangor FC will play in the AFC Champions League from the 20th. 2 (ACL2). November 26th to 28th and December 3rd to 5th.

In addition to Malaysia, clubs from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and the Philippines will also be participating in the East Zone tournament.

However, Mr Stuart did not wish to speculate on claims that if the AFF Cup were to be held on the above dates, the AFF Cup competition could become a low-key competition due to the overlapping dates.

“FAM may have its own strategy and MFL is ready to assist in every possible way as both competitions are important,” he said.

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