Saturday, December 17, 2011
Tough Times For KL
Malaysian football may be riding high regionally with the national team joint holders of the SEA Games and the ASEAN Cup but things ain't so hot domestically. Teams with little in the way of a support base or culture like KL PLUS, MyTeam and Kuala Muda have fallen by the wayside in recent years and now problems are circulating around Kuala Lumpur.
Most capital cities boast more than one football club. KL struggles with one. Plagued with financial problems, cursed with a bloody awful pitch, one story had them playing their home games at Melaka's Hang Tuah Stadium, they are struggling to put a team together for the season that begins next month.
Later today they will be holding a fund raising drive to, umm, raise money for the coming season.
It's a shame them Malaysians who own Queen's Park Rangers and Cardiff City can't do their bit for local football instead of sending their money overseas and grabbing cheap, meaningless headlines by asking the likes of Safee Sali and Safiq Rahim for pointless trials.
Image taken from Foul!
UPDATE - Haresh asks some searching questions. Wonder if they will be answered?