Malaysian Football League (MFL) has released an official statement informed by The First Instance Body (FIB) will be no playoff between the 2 teams’ lowest rank in Liga Premier 2022 and the champion and runner-up of Liga M3 2022.
The independent body’s decision was made after they reviewed the report regarding the M3 Amateur League (AFL) club licensing application which ended on 17 September 2022 where only seven clubs applied, namely PIB FC, Harini FT, BRM FC, Imigresen FC, Armed Forces FC , Kinabalu Jaguar FC and Manjung City FC.
According to FIB Chairman Sheikh Mohd Nasir, of the seven clubs, only two M3 League 2022 clubs, PIB FC and Harini FT are showing good progress, however they still have not completed all the professional club criteria to obtain a license by the application deadline.
“Under the current rules, only the top two AFL clubs can compete in the playoffs. PIB FC performed very well in the competition by finishing as champions but their submission of documentation was incomplete. We hope PIB maintain their progress on and off the field as we believe they have the potential to plan better for the coming season.” FIB Chairman said.”
“While Harini FC failed to finish in the top two of the M3 League and could not complete the licensing application criteria required to qualify them to play in the play offs.”
“However, we still appreciate the efforts and commitment of PIB FC and Harini FT and other clubs in the process of completing the application. This is a completely new process for AFL clubs and we believe it will give all AFL clubs an idea of the criteria required for each club to progress to Super League for the 2024 season.”
“Therefore, I believe that the MFL will definitely continue to help the AFL clubs next year to complete the process to obtain a license and then grow into a local professional club,” he explained in a statement today.”
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