- By SHAMSHUL FITRI -
PETALING JAYA: The transfer saga of Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) striker Norshahrul Idlan Talaha is finally over.
The FA of Malaysia (FAM) have cleared the former Kelantan ace of any dues with his former employers.
Players Status committee chairman Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said Norshahrul had bought out the remaining 13-month of his contract with Kelantan – amounting to RM299,000.
Takiyuddin said the Kelantan FA (KAFA) had received two payments – RM250,000 on Jan 4 and RM49,000 on Jan 5.
“The amount was equivalent to his (Norshahrul’s) remaining salary over 13 months, which means that he has bought out his own contract with Kelantan,” said Takiyuddin.
“Kelantan can appeal to refute the matter but it’ll be up to the appeals committee to decide whether they have a valid case or not.”
Meanwhile, two Harimau Muda boys – Affize Faisal Mamat and Mohd Akram Mahinan – were cleared to play for their respective teams after the committee’s meeting yesterday.
Affize has been cleared to play for Armed Forces while Akram has been allowed to play for JDT after the committee dismissed the claims by Terengganu and Kedah respectively.
Forces, however, must pay RM5,000 to Terengganu while JDT will have to fork out RM15,000 to Kedah as compensation.
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