Felda turn to local youngsters to overcome financial crisis

Last update: 18/01/2019

BANGI, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Felda United FC (FUFC) have taken proactive steps to overcome their financial problems by fielding a squad comprising 60 percent Felda youngsters for this season´s Super League challenge.

FUFC president Anuar Malek said that apart from helping them recover from the financial crisis, it would also give the youngsters, who are the children of Felda settlers, the chance to prove their capabilities.

For this season, The Fighters, as FUFC are also known, will have eight Felda youngsters, seven of whom came through the Felda development programme, he said.

FUFC emerged as Premier League champions last season to earn promotion to the Super League this year.

Anuar, who is also the Felda Community Development deputy director-general, also promised to resolve the salary and bonus arrears owed to the officials and players from last year´s squad within the next two months.....