Newly-elected FA of Malaysia (FAM) deputy presidents Tengku Abdullah Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah has been appointed as the Chairman of Youth and Technical Committee while Tan Sri Annuar Musa has been appointed as the Malaysian Super League (MSL) chairman. Annuar, the president of Kelantan FA (Kafa), replaces Khairy Jamaluddin, who did not seek re-election at the FA of Malaysia (FAM) Congress last month. Besides heading the marketing arm (MSL) of the FAM, Annuar will also assume the post of chairman of women’s football. The various appointments of the sub-committees were announced by FAM president Sultan Ahmad Shah at the first seating of the...

ZIMBABWEAN football was thrown into turmoil last night after the Zimbabwe Football Association admitted the national team “played a fixed match under the auspices of a Malaysian betting syndicate” in December last year. Zimbabwe, playing a second string team, lost to Malaysia 3-0 on December 28, 2009. Suspended ZIFA CEO Henrietta Rushwaya has been summoned to a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday morning after a probe committee led by ZIFA deputy president Ndumiso Gumede accused her of corruption, financial mismanagement and match-fixing in a damning report. In its findings, Gumede’s committee said Rushwaya “facilitated (and) or allowed the Zimbabwe national soccer team to travel...

ASEAN football received a further boost today as Japanese car giant Suzuki Motor Corporation renewed its title sponsorship of the AFF Suzuki Cup for 2010. The AFF Suzuki Cup is Southeast Asia’s biggest football event and rating leader. This year’s competition, featuring the region’s top eight teams, will be co-hosted by Indonesia and Vietnam from December 1st to 29th. Suzuki has been a title sponsor of the AFF Cup since 2008. “It is an honor for us, Suzuki Motor Corporation, to support the AFF Cup, an event which we have proudly title-sponsored since 2008. The AFF Suzuki Cup is the biggest, most...