“So far I have no plan to pull out from the contest but there are those who contacted me to voice their support,” he told reporters after the launching of Kedah Umno branches annual general meeting in Alor Biak yesterday by Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah.
Annuar, who is facing a straight fight with Johor Darul Ta’zim Football Club owner Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim for the FAM president’s post, said it was a healthy competition between them.
“I have utmost respect for Tunku Ismail although he is younger than me.
“I wish to keep this as a gentlemen contest,” he said.
Asked to rate his chances for the race, Annuar said he left it to the wisdom of the delegates to decide.
“For me, honestly I don’t really mind if I win or lose because whoever wins the post will have to work hard to improve Malaysian football,” he said.