10 clubs in Liga Super Malaysia 2022 and 6 clubs in Liga Premier Malaysia 2022 have passed and been granted licenses to play in Liga Super Malaysia 2023 by decision was made during the MFL Club Licensing First Instance Body (FIB) meeting on 11-12 October 2022.
The 10 clubs from Liga Super Malaysia 2022 that were granted the National License are
- Johor Darul Ta’zim
- Kedah Darul Aman
- Negeri Sembilan FC
- Penang FC
- PJ City
- Sri Pahang FC
- Selangor FC
- Terengganu FC
- Kuala Lumpur City
- Sabah FC
And 6 clubs from Liga Premier Malaysia 2022 that were granted the National License are
- Kelantan FC
- Kuching City
- Kelantan United
- Perak FC
- PDRM FC
- UiTM FC
However, 2 clubs from Liga Super Malaysia 2022 namely Melaka United FC and Sarawak United FC have failed to obtain the National License due to their failure to meet the requirements set in the MFL Club Licensing Regulations cycle 2022.
Melaka United FC failed to submit the payment / settlement proof on their overdue payables towards employees as of August 2022 and did not submit relevant documents to meet the requirements of financial sub-criteria F.04 and F.11.
Meanwhile, Sarawak United FC have failed to comply with the Financial and Sporting criteria and had two FIFA cases where the decision made by the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) on former players (Sandro Da Silva Mendonca and Taylor Francis George Regan).
Melaka United FC and Sarawak United FC may lodge an appeal in writing to the MFL on the refusal of the National License by FIB before 19 October 2022.
As a proactive measure every year, MFL requires each team to submit a declaration letter proving that they are free of any unpaid/delay in paying wages, KWSP, LHDN, Perkeso and EIS to MFL by 15th December 2022, ahead of the upcoming 2023 Liga Super season.
Finally, I on behalf of the MFL as the licensor wishes to congratulate the clubs that have successfully obtained the National Licenses and acknowledge their outstanding efforts in ensuring their application is successful.
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