KUALA LUMPUR (10 Jan 2011) – Malaysia Cup 2010 champions Kelantan will be looking to form a partnership with English side Cardiff City as they look to fortify their position as a new powerhouse in the country.
Kelantan FA (KAFA) president Tan Sri Annuar Musa explained that with Cardiff City under the ownership of Malaysian Datuk Chan Tien Ghee, he will be looking for advice on the formation of a new stadium for the team.
Up to now, there’s only an informal relationship between Kelantan and Cardiff City, which play in the English First Division.
“There’s a lot of things which we can learn from a really professional club like Cardiff City and we hope that one day we can send our offcials there for the learning experience.
“For the moment, we are seeking the advise from Cardiff on the design of a new stadium as they have a beautiful stadium even though it is small,” said Annuar.
Tien Ghee, who is the chairman of Cardiff City, was with Annuar at the recent Red Warriors 2011 players’ introduction and jersey launch.
What is special for the Tian Ghee this year is that his son 18-year-old Nicholas Chan, will be playing for the Kelantan team.
The east coast side lost Indra Putra Mahayuddin to T-Team although they welcome K. Soley, Nurul Izwan Roya, Wan Rohaimi Wan Ismail, Daniel Fadly Abdullah and Khalid Jamlus into the squad.