| PETALING JAYA (1 August 2010) – On the day when several new faces changed the façade of the FA of Malaysia (FAM), kingpins Selangor proved that they are still the team to beat when they picked up their second Malaysian Super League titles in two years.
Following a first-half deadlock, Selangor sparked a revival after the break to beat Terengganu 2-0 – off goals from Mohd Amirulhadi Zainal in the 67th minute and Safiq Rahim’s penalty in the 74th minute.
The victory in front of their own 10,000 screaming fans allowed the Red Giants to have an unassailable five-point lead in the 14-team league standings with one match left to play.
Selangor are on 63 points while second-placed Kelantan, who defeated Johor FC 3-1, are on 58 points.
It was Selangor’s second silverware of the season, having won the Charity Shield earlier in the year, and where last night they also picked up the Super League trophy and RM500,000 (USD157,000) prize money.
In the meantime, the FAM welcomed two new deputy presidents into their fold through Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
In the election of new office bearers for 2010-2014, Tengku Abdullah gained 29 out of the possible 38 votes as against Annuar’s 23 votes.
The duo beat nearest challenger Datuk Abdul Mokhtar Ahmad (17 votes) and also incumbent Datuk Seri Ridzuan Sheikh Ahmad and former vice president Datuk Che Mat Jusoh.
In the fight for the vice presidencies, Malaysia assistant national team manager Datuk Subahan Kamal emerged at the top of the pack with 28 votes to fill the first of four available slots.
Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin, who is also the secretary general of the FA of Selangor, garnered a vote less with 27 votes while incumbent Datuk Afandi Hamzah successfully defended his seat as Datuk Seri Abdullah Hishan Mohd Hashim from Perak fill the final slot.
The presidency of the FAM is still in the grasp of Sultan Ahmad Shah, who won unopposed.