Jun 15, 2010
TENGKU ABDULLAH TO MAKE A COMEBACK !
Talk is rife that Tengku Abdullah Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah will make a return to Malaysian football.
With nominations closing tomorrow, I have been told that about 17 state FAs’ are supporting his return. Seven states have already nominated him for one of the Deputy President’s seats.
It is understood that Khairy Jamaluddin, the incumbent is not seeking re-election which only means that Tengku Abdullah is expected to make it without a contest.
Many in FA Malaysia want Tengku Abdullah as he still has connections with AFC and FIFA. He is a FIFA technical committee member and also sits in AFC.
The FA Malaysia has two deputy Presidents and the other incumbent Datuk Redzuan Ahmad of Perlis will have to starve-off the challenges from Tan Sri Annuar Musa (Kelantan) and Datuk Mokhtar (Selangor).
The odds are stacked against Datuk Redzuan retaining his seat.