Salary Arrears Plague Malaysian League: Sabah & KDA FC Latest Victims

Salary Arrears Plague Malaysian League Teams: Sabah FC Latest to Face Financial Woes

The issue of unpaid salaries has once again reared its ugly head in the Malaysian League, with Sabah FC joining the ranks of teams failing to compensate their players. Reports surfaced on TikTok alleging that the Sabah U-23 squad had not received payments for June, July, and August, despite reassurances from management to settle the arrears.

In a video posted on TikTok, a player’s representative demanded action from Sabah FC, calling out the club for its failure to pay salaries for three months. Expressing frustration over unfulfilled promises, the representative emphasized the importance of timely payments for players’ financial well-being.

Meanwhile, Kedah Darul Aman (KDA) FC owner Tan Sri Dr Mohd Daud Bakar publicly acknowledged his team’s struggles with salary arrears, linking the financial issues to their lackluster performance in the Super League. Apologizing to the coaching staff, players, and supporters, Bakar took full responsibility for the cash flow problems plaguing KDA FC, likening the management of the club to that of a company.

Despite efforts to secure additional funding through sponsorships and merchandise sales, KDA FC’s revenue streams remain limited, leading to challenges in meeting financial obligations. As Bakar addressed the setbacks besetting the club, he recognized the need for improved planning and execution to ensure the sustained success of KDA FC in the competitive football landscape.

Moving forward, both Sabah FC and KDA FC must address their salary arrears promptly to uphold their commitments to players and staff. The prevalence of such issues underscores the need for greater financial stability and transparency within Malaysian football, fostering a more sustainable environment for all stakeholders involved in the beautiful game.

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