Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) president Tan Sri Annuar Musa has yet to decide whether to offer himself as a candidate for the post of Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) deputy president.
Annuar said he did not want to make a statement with regard to the matter yet since it may be misconstrued or raise a controversy.
"I do not want politicking in a sport like this. Let the affiliates in FAM make a decision when picking their leaders," he told Bernama when asked on reports that he would contest the deputy president's post currently held by Khairy Jamaluddin and Datuk Seri Radzi Sheikh Ahmad.
Speculations are also rife in the football fraternity and FAM corridors that former Perlis Menteri Besar and Perlis FA president Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim was interested in filling the post vacated by Khairy.
Shahidan was reported to be keen to join forces with Annuar to inject new blood into the country's ailing football fortunes.
Annuar said normally a month before the congress, the FAM would send a letter of confirmation to candidates who have been nominated by affiliates, for their consent.
"Right now I cannot make any comments and people must also stop speculating," he said.