FOOTBALL MALAYSIA AND LALIGA TO WORK TOGETHER TO TRANSFORM FOOTBALL IN THE COUNTRY

The agreement will be hugely beneficial for football fans in Malaysia, as LaLiga will be closer than ever to the Malaysian football fans thanks to the FMLLP´s expertise in the country.

JOHOR BAHRU, 2018, JANUARY 19 – In a landmark cooperation agreement in Malaysia, Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP) will receive advice from LaLiga in order to draw up an expansion plan for the next 50 years within the framework of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the institutions. LaLiga will support the long-term development of the FMLLP by sharing its experience in the fields of finance, technology and good governance. Furthermore, LaLiga will advise the FMLLP on the development of social and community-based projects as part of its corporate social responsibility activities.

Through this partnership LaLiga will gain valuable insight into the Malaysian football market, FMLLP´s expertise will help give LaLiga a greater knowledge to further cement their relationship with fans across the country.

The agreement, which was signed by Oscar Mayo Pardo, Director of International Development, will establish a programme of financial control to clean up clubs’ finances, with the aim of guaranteeing economic transparency within Malaysian football. As part of this MoU, LaLiga will also advise the FMLLP on the implementation of tools that LaLiga has developed in order to optimise tasks linked to the competition, such as LaLiga Manager, Referee Selector and Kit Selector.

The President of LaLiga, Javier Tebas added his support to the announcement and stated, “We are delighted to be working with the FMLLP as they look to continue the development of football in Malaysia. LaLiga’s experience in the football industry will be crucial in the FMLLP’s development plan across the next 50 years.

Through this partnership LaLiga will benefit from FMLLP´s expertise of the local market, thus helping us in reaching our respective goals. This agreement is a win-win for football fans in Malaysia, and we look forward to being closer than ever to the country´s supporters.

Thanks to the vision of HRH Major General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, football in the Malaysia continues to thrive. We are immensely proud to be working hand in hand with the FMLLP to shape our visions for the future.

Malaysia continues to be an important market for LaLiga with passionate support for our players and clubs in all corners of the country. We hope this announcement further highlights our dedication in supporting football in a country that lives and breathes the sport.”

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