FAS stand firm in land dispute
THE training ground issue is expected to escalate between the FA of Selangor (FAS) and the state government.
FAS want the sports complex in Section 15 in Puncak Alam to be returned to them, complaining their current state secretariat ground in Shah Alam is unsuitable as it is also opened for public use.
Former team manager Amirudin Shari told Selangorkini that the state government will not stop Selangor if they decide not to train in SUK.
“They have been allowing the ‘entire town’ to play and train in SUK. We will not move from SUK until they return our land in Puncak Alam. FAS deserve their own training ground and academy,” FAS president Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal told Timesport yesterday.
“They should be more responsible and lead by example. Please give back our land. It is the only asset FAS have... we will fight it out until the end.
“We will not budge from SUK until they return our training ground in Puncak Alam.
The land for the sports complex in Puncak Alam was promised to FAS in exchange for their training ground previously located behind their headquarters in Kelana Jaya.
Former Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim agreed to hand over the land, now housing a sports complex, to FAS but things did not materialise after he was replaced by Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, who wanted to privatise the club.
Amirudin was reported as saying: “We are more than happy to take the SUK field back. FAS can leave and find another pitch.
“The state government has been letting them use it out of charity, so we have no intention of pressuring them and making drastic changes.
“If they say the pitch is in poor condition, it is because of FAS. They should maintain it. If they find it unsuitable, then the state is ready to take it back,” said Amirudin.
On the Sultan of Selangor Cup, Subahan said the event organisers wrote to FAS recently that they may need players from Selangor as guest members for the PKNS selection side.
“However, they did not specify the players they wanted. We replied them accordingly. It is not an issue if the organisers want our players. If they specify the names of players, then we will refer to head coach P. Maniam over their availability and whether it will interrupt the team’s schedule,” Subahan added
PKNS will take on a Singapore Selection in the Sultan of Selangor Cup at the National Stadium in Kallang on Saturday. It is learnt that the organisers and PKNS have written to several teams requesting players for the match. Ajitpal Singh
They have been allowing the ‘entire town’ to play and train in SUK. We will not move from SUK until they return our land in Puncak Alam. FAS deserve their own training ground and academy.
DATUK SERI SUBAHAN KAMAL FAS president