LionsXII’s future is in limbo after The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has decided that they will not continue their MOU with the Football Association of Singapore (FAS), which will run out by the end of this year.
This decision has come as a shock to the Fandi Ahmad’s men, who won the Malaysian FA Cup in May and the Malaysia Super League (MSL) in 2013, one year after debuting in the neighbouring country.
With now players from the team have been left scrambling for fresh contracts and their livelihoods, FAS insisted that they will not prevent any of LionsXII players if could secure contract from overseas clubs.
“Once a player has been developed what do we do? We release them. It doesn’t matter where they go as long as they continue to become good professionals and improve themselves,” said FAS president, Zainudin Nordin.
“For those who are being courted by clubs, be it (from) Japan, Malaysia, Australia or Thailand, to me it doesn’t matter.
“At the end of the day, make sure they continue to play good football. I’m happy for them if they get a better job with a better pay. Why should I hinder them from being successful?” he concluded.