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Professional referees for M-League

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) confirmed that they are hoping to use professional referees for the 2019 Malaysia League season.

FAM secretary-general, Stuart Ramalingam, explained discussions regarding the introduction of professional referees are at an advanced stage and that a decision could be reached within the next two weeks.

“Talks with the Malaysian Football League (MFL) are still ongoing and we hope within a week, or two, we will be able to achieve a final decision to introduce professional refereeing for 2019.

“We are working towards it (creating professional referees), who is qualified, costs and means of implementation.

“The 2019 season is going to be very competitive, so there is a lot of pressure on the quality of refereeing. We need to make sure that it is up to par,” he said.

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