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Annuar Musa rules out return to troubled Kelantan as president in MSL

Annuar Musa rules out return to troubled Kelantan as president in MSL
From ESPN - September 12, 2017

Kelantan advisor Tan Sri Annuar Musa has shot down rumours that he will contest the presidency in the upcoming club elections on Sept. 17, insisting there are others "better than him" to lead the troubled state side.

The Red Warriors have been in crisis-mode since the start of this season.

After almost pulling out due to a lack of sponsors, Kelantan were docked six points for failing to complete the necessary registration process for the 2017 Malaysia Super League (MSL)

Their sanction was reduced to three points on appeal, but their participation for next season's campaign is also in doubt.

This is after the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) rejected their application for club licensing after they could not meet the necessary requirements.

They are also in hot water for failing to pay past salaries to former staff, including their ex-defender Jon McKain, the former Australia international and 2004 Olympian.

With no one to turn to, Annuar's name was thrown in the mix yet again, but he shot down the speculation.

"I understand my name is mentioned for the Kelantan FA presidency, but I do not have to contest because I believe there are others better suited than me," Annuar said in a Facebook post.

"This year, I did not hold any position, but voluntarily found RM8 million through my contacts to allow the club to compete in the league.

"So, let Kelantan be without me. I am sure like the rest who are commenting on social media, that Kelantan football will be better and stronger with a new leader."

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