Selangor FA claims to be Johor Darul Ta’zim’s (JDT) rival but in reality the Klang Valley outfit is a far cry from its nickname the Red Giants, writes Muhammad Yunus Zakariah.
Being a rather small market compared to China and Indonesia, there are clearly plenty of benefits in liberalising our football competitions and opening them up to Singapore clubs, writes Twentytwo13 contributor Muhammad Yunus Zakariah.
The bigger the brand, the bigger the risk of failure, writes Twentywo13 contributor Muhammad Yunus Zakariah. He says marketing can reduce those risks and it matters as much as the team – perhaps even more.
A club licensing system creates extensive value on and off the pitch. Those who are passionate about football would appreciate the benefits, writes Muhammad Yunus Zakariah.
Twentytwo13 columnist Muhammad Yunus Zakariah believes he has the formula to make Terengganu football great again.
No one is arguing about the technical achievements of the National Football Development Programme but there is definitely room for improvement. The bigger concern is the characteristics of the programme to justify the use of taxpayers’ funds.
State governments cannot be allowed to sponsor state football clubs, using taxpayers’ money, without any form of accountability or clear commercial expectations.
Social stigma and anxiety are the biggest contributing factors to the serious lack of female participation in football – something the taxpayers’ funded National Football Development Programme (NFDP) can help address.
Millions of taxpayers’ ringgit were channeled into the National Football Development Programme (NFDP) which focused entirely on technical development and did little for talent placements.
Described as a political stunt to validate certain agendas, it is hoped footballer Luqman Hakim Shamsuddin’s fairytale journey to Europe will see a happily ever after ending.
In trying to convince the Finance Ministry that sports urgently needs a financial stimulus, our reasoning needs to be more than ideology-driven. It requires sound public policy that is transparent, accountable, and effective.
The Covid-19 pandemic reveals how poor salary management can leave a club in a fickle and volatile financial state.
Moods need to be lifted and the unemployment rate has to be kept in check. As such, football in Malaysia must continue even if it means behind closed doors.