Author: Muhammad Yunus Zakariah

Kemaman-based Muhammad Yunus Zakariah is the former Perak FC chief executive officer. Yunus currently runs his own boutique agency and has been in sports marketing since 2006, primarily in the field of corporate partnerships and sponsorship sales. Yunus has worked on projects involving Sporting CP (Portugal), Petronas Sepang Racing Team, Pahang Rangers, Terengganu FC, Kerteh FC among others. He is also the founder and managing editor of Bahas Bola.
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Lesson in gullibility: When it’s too good to be true, it usually is

When you pick up the phone in the middle of the night and it’s a man claiming he can clear all the debts of a football club and help your agency to become the management with an average budget of RM10 million for the next five seasons, you have to have the IQ of a cabbage to think, “Hmmm. This sounds very interesting”, writes Muhammad Yunus Zakariah.

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Courage to back-pass could just turn the National Football Development Programme around

Today, many years and millions of ringgit in taxpayers’ money later, the National Football Development Programme is still finding its footing within our football ecosystem. Being detached from the critical realities of football, the programme is like having a Ferrari on Cameron Highlands – an awkward luxury, writes Muhammad Yunus Zakariah.