DE­SPITE CRIT­I­CISM

New Straits Times - - Sport -

“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.

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