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Pahang want local player status for Sumareh

The Pahang Football Association (Pahang FA) have sent an appeal letter to the The Malaysia Football League (M-League) asking for winger Mohamadou Sumareh to be registered as a local player ahead of the new season.

Pahang team manager, Datuk Mohammed Suffian Awang, said the appeal letter was sent to the MFL last week.

“We hope the MFL will consider allowing Sumareh, who is also a naturalised player, to be registered as a local player.

“We are certain that all football fans, especially Pahang’s, want to see Sumareh in action as a local player after he helped Malaysia finish as runners-up in the AFF Cup.

“We are expecting a positive response from the MFL so that we can use the imported player slot to sign more talented players for the betterment of the Tok Gajah squad,” he said.

Last October, the MFL confirmed that FA Cup winners Pahng will be allowed to register Sumareh as a local player, but only in March 2019.

This would mean that the Gambian-born player would still occupy the imported player slot during the first transfer window before being registered as a local player in the second transfer window.

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