Datuk Stuart Ramalingam, Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the MFL, explained this because no team from the MBSB Bank Championship(Liga M3) submitted the club licensing documents as requested by the MFL until the deadline. This mean ‘no team’ from the Liga M3 will be ‘promoted’ to the Liga Super Malaysia 2024/25.
However, MFL indirectly witnessed that Kelantan FC, if it passes the licensing conditions, will continue to play in the Liga Super Malaysia 2024/25.
“Relegation and promotion are based on the Amateur Football League (AFL) license. This is because AFL teams need to receive a license before the ‘play-offs’ or promotion can be done.” Stuart said.
“Before I want to get rid of the team, I need to know who can replace it. It is necessary to take into account the position of the AFL team to receive a license and enter the Liga Super.”
“All the teams have not submitted the documents in their entirety. The teams need to be aware of the closing date given by the MFL. The closing date has passed and so far no AFL team has completed the licensing requirements,”
Meanwhile, Stuart hopes that 14 teams will continue to play next season, but changes in the number involved are still subject to integrity and national licensing conditions.
“Integrity and licensing conditions are a priority in an effort to ensure strong and stable league competition, including if there is relegation in the future,”
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