FAM criticize players for unpaid salaries

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FAM secretary general Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin said that the players should share the blame  over the issue of unpaid salaries.

He slammed players for signing two different contracts with their teams – and declaring the lower-valued deal to the national football governing body.

He described the players’ actions as unethical.

“The players are equally guilty as the teams for under-declaring their contracts. Why did the players agree to such shady dealings in the first place?” said Hamidin.

“We can only act based on the copies of the contract that we have.”

On Tuesday, the Professional Footballers Association of (PFAM) revealed that Armed Forces had signed two contracts – each with different values – with their players.

The PFAM also disclosed that three teams – Forces, Kelantan and Felda United – owed 21 of their former players RM4.39mil in unpaid salary – ranging from three months to six months – last year and that FAM’s status committee were taking too long to sort out the cases.

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