Selangor will be Malaysia’s representatives in the AFC Cup next year after world governing body FIFA ordered that Pahang be docked six points for failing to pay a foreign player on time.
The punishment, implemented by the Football Association of Malaysia at their executive committee meeting on Tuesday, came after Moroccan Mohamed Borji complained he had not received his wages on time when he played for the east coast club in 2013.
Pahang, who reached the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup earlier this year, had finished second, two points behind Malaysian Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim in the standings.
The points penalty meant they were demoted to third behind Selangor, who will now play in the continental tournament for developing Asian nations next year.
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