WORLD Cup is about to kick off in less than five days, the passion is building up to feverish levels, spreading like wild fire all over the place from Supermarkets to Shopping malls. Even the Bangsar fish monger Ah Chai was sporting a Germany jersey this morning.
So I asked him siapa akan menang Ah Chai, he said “Germany la boss “
Closer to home, in Kuala Lumpur, another kind of fever is beginning to take shape, its origins traced from the corridors of power in the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM). Its elections fever.
Tan Sri Annuar Musa, Datuk Redzuan Sheikh Ahmad, Datuk Raja Ahmad Zainuddin, Datuk Seri Shahidan kassim and Datuk Mokhtar have been nominated for the Deputy President position.
But the grapevine also has it that former FAM Deputy President HRH Tengku Abdullah Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah has received a strong support for the position of Deputy President. Tengku Abdullah resigned in 2006 and YB Khairy Jamaluddin came on board.
It is strongly learnt that Datuk Redzuan’s time in FAM might come to an end, has he does not hold any position in Perlis FA, but then again what about individuals who are holding 5 positions in national association and yet to prove anything.
It is learnt that YB Khairy will not seek for a re-election has he wants to concentrate in his political career.
For Vice President position, it is learnt that Datuk Hamidin from Selangor, Datuk Che Mat Jusoh, Datuk S.Subramaniam have been nominated by the states. Datuk S.Subramaniam the former MIC Deputy President is said to be actively involved in football.
Many other names have been nominated for the various positions, which I will update later...