No howls of protest, no ugly scenes.
Things went smoothly as Terengganu FC II (TFC II) players and coaches yesterday agreed to a wage reduction of between five and 30 per cent, depending on their salary scale.
The Premier League side managed to convince its staff to share the pain and take pay cuts.
TFC II are among the teams facing financial woes following the suspension of the M-League due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
All sporting events were postponed after the government enforced the Movement Control Order on March 18.
“Everyone came to an agreement following discussions with the management. We have agreed to pay cuts of between five and 30 per cent, depending on our salary range.
“There wasn’t much of an issue and I’m thankful for that. Pay cuts will be enforced from this month.
“It will be back to normal once this pandemic comes to an end.
“God willing, the league will resume too,” said coach Roshadi Wahid yesterday.
FAM hope all teams will be able to complete their discussions with players, coaches and staff by today.
However, the national body are open to extending the period should any team need more time.
To date, Johor Darul Ta’zim, Melaka, Felda United, UKM FC and Kuching FA players and coaches have agreed to pay cuts.