JERLUN: Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) presidential candidate Annuar Musa says it has not crossed his mind to withdraw from the race especially since many parties were urging him to stay on.
“I do not want to make the FAM president fight as the ultimate goal, I am thinking more of the people and the government’s victory in the 14th general election,” the Umno information chief said after attending the opening of the Kedah Umno branch meeting here today.
The March 25 FAM presidential election will be a straight fight between the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim and Annuar.
The Umno leader said he did not want to play politics or campaign to win votes as he was confident affiliate members had already made up their minds on whom to choose.
“What is important is that national football has to improve, it does not matter if I win or not,” he said.
Commenting on the action of some parties who have disputed his competency for the FAM presidency, Annuar said he was prepared to accept any criticism and views thrown at him with an open heart.
“I should be challenged because as a candidate if I am not challenged, it means I am perfect. Similarly people who dispute my candidacy should also be ready to accept my criticism, but we will be courteous,” he said.-FMT