The Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia (PFAM) recently rejected the idea of salary caps for Malaysia Super League players. PFAM chief executive Izham Ismail tells Vijhay Vick why the real focus should be on better financial controls for clubs.
The PFAM have been growing in stature since getting registered in 2014. Though established in 2009, the set-up remained dormant for several years. Today, they represent 400 players – a figure Izham believes will only increase as they make their presence felt in the football scene.
Izham sat down with FourFourTwo at PFAM’s office in Subang Jaya to tackle issues such as late payment of salaries, protecting the rights of players, the relationship with football authorities and a potential contractual mess as the Malaysia Cup is extended beyond the end of players’ contracts.