Sime Darby FC withdraw from next season’s Malaysia Super League

Sime Darby FC, who secured promotion after winning FAM Cup final in October, announced their withdrawal from the professional Malaysia Super League.

“Sime Darby Football Club officially announces that the club will not be competing in the 2018 Premier League,” the club said in a statement on their website.

“However, as an affiliate of KLFA, the club will continue to compete in the KLFA First Division beginning on Dec 7 and give more focus to our Under-12 development programme in Bukit Jelutong.”

According to reports from Malaysia, Sime Darby’s decision to pull out could be due to the huge financial implications involved in playing in the M-League.

Sime Darby, who won the FAM Cup for a second time last month under coach Ahmad Yusof, remained in the Super League for three seasons before relegating to the Premier League in 2015.