Kuching City FC, Sarawak United may temporarily move to Peninsula

KUCHING: Kuching City FC and Sarawak United may have to move to the peninsula for the Premier League this season if the Sarawak state government maintained its tight Covid-19 standard operating procedures.

Kuching City FC chairman, Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman said the management of Kuching City FC had met to discuss the matter yesterday morning.

“For a start, we will try to talk to Malaysian Football League (MFL), for our four initial matches to be held away in the peninsula first as the SOP is stringent if we were to return to Sarawak and the players would have undergo the mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

“If they (MFL) agree, we would move to Kuala Lumpur and stay there for four matches. After four matches, we will review the state government SOP and if the SOP is the same, we will decide to adopt a stadium in the peninsula as home ground for the time being,” he told reporters here yesterday.

Meanwhile, Sarawak Football Association (FAS) president Datuk Posa Majais confirmed that Sarawak United wanted a stadium in the Klang Valley as the team’s temporary official home ground.

The Malaysia League competition is scheduled to kick off on March 5. – Bernama