Ex-footballer has April 23 hearing against FAM

Ex-footballer has April 23 hearing against FAM

KUALA LUMPUR - Former KL player Hafizi Roslee, who was banned for life by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) for his alleged involvement in match-fixing, will have his civil dispute heard at the High Court next month.

Judicial Commissioner (JC) Rosilah Yop set April 23 to hear the matter.

Speaking to reporters yesterday, Hafizi's lawyer Kevin De Rozario said his client was suing FAM not for damages but to get a court order to declare that the disciplinary codes were unfair.

He said JC Rosilah ordered the parties to file their affidavits by March 31 and hand over the respective written submissions by April 17.

In the lawsuit filed on Feb 26, the 29-year-old former defender has named FAM and Kuala Lumpur Football Association as defendants.

Hafizi is seeking a declaration that he is not bound by an FAM notice dated Dec 4 last year and that disciplinary proceedings conducted by it without his presence on Dec 20 last year was to be struck off and rendered invalid.

He wants to get a declaration that the court has the jurisdiction based on equity and natural justice to quash or strike out Articles under the FAM's disciplinary code which was unconstitutional.

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