Friday, July 3, 2009
MSL to be more attractive, popular
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) is planning some measures which, the national body hopes, would make their domestic League an attractive and popular competition.
However, this measures would only be announced once a thorough review of all aspects of the Malaysian Super League (MSL) is carried out by the national body through its secretariat and existing sub committees and also the state associations.
This review is in addition to the re-look of the format that is being done by the Competitions Committee.
FAM President, Sultan Ahmad Shah said, he hopes to see the leagues, the Super and Premier, and the Malaysia Cup retake its position as the the number one domestic tournament and this in turn will have an impact on other areas of soccer development.
Pro soccer is not just about the tournament, but involves marketing, funding, promotions, media support and fan clubs.
Pro soccer is also about seeing other areas being transformed to be more effective. This include the training of coaches, referees and administrators.
The next few months would be crucial as FAM begins to make some changes to the MSL and also allow more "breathing space" for the improvement of the national team.