LAST_UPDATEFri, 22 Jun 2018 11pm

Kelantan's Six Points Penalty Reduced By Half After Appeal

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 - The Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP) board today accepted an appeal from the Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) to reduce the six-point penalty imposed on the association by 50 percent.

However, FMLLP maintained restrictions on player transfer for the next transfer window as KAFA had failed to meet the required criteria.

FMLLP in a press statement today explained that the decision to reduce the penalty was made following KAFA's compliance with completing the team's registration by submitting a payment plan for the outstanding amounts owed.

However, FMLLP said it could not give a discretionary approval over KAFA's request to be allowed player transfers, as it would have no positive impact on the financial position of Kelantan's state football association.

"The second appeal can be considered as the KAFA had taken proactive steps to meet FMLLP's guideline on June 5, 2017, on the issue of the team's registration, and the appeal was accompanied with supporting documents.

Kelantan, and three other teams were docked six points in the league and a ban on registering new players last May, following their failure to complete the player registration process through the Football Management Information System before the March 31, 2017 deadline.

The other teams were T-Team, Perlis and the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM).