Satia sees no signs of win-win situation

SELANGOR coach B. Satiananthan doesn’t expect a “winning formula” for any parties in the M-League amid the gloom of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following the suspension of the league since March 16, FAM have been trying to look at ways to move forward, so that the football season can resume.

Last week, Timesport proposed several options to complete the league without having to cancel the season.

But Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob told FAM that football matches will not be allowed in any form of exemption during the Movement Control Order (MCO).

One suggestion is to gather all the teams in a venue (after getting players, coaches and all involved, Covid-tested), and then let them complete the league in a carnival format.

“As a coach, I agree that football is a sport that cannot remain idle for too long,” said Satiananthan yesterday. “Having said that, I am all for any options that can see the league or any form of the competition resumes.

“But it’s really not up to us, coaches to call the shots. We need to obey the MCO right now.

“I really do not see a win-win situation anytime soon.”

Satiananthan, who is also the Malaysian Football Coaches Association president, said football is a sport that needs hands-on training and experience.

“It’s a sport that relies heavily on motor skills. You need to work on them everyday.

“My concern is if we do not resume the league soon, players will lose their touch.”

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