Kedah FA

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Kedah FA
Club crest
Full name Kedah Football Association
Nickname(s) Red Hawk
Founded 1924
Ground Darul Aman Stadium, Kedah, Malaysia
Ground Capacity 32,387[1]
Chairman Dato' Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir
Coach Tan Cheng Hoe
League Malaysia Premier League
2014 4th

The Kedah Football Association is a football association that supervises football in the state of Kedah.

The Kedah FA are a professional football team in Malaysian that represent the state of Kedah and under the supervision of Kedah Football Association. Kedah FA currently play in the Malaysia Premier League, and they are the most successful team in the history of Malaysian football after they have won a record of double treble titles in 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons.


Kedah FA's traditional colours are red and black, but currently the home kit has been in the colours of green and yellow since 1988. This idea was suggested by Dato' Shukri Hashim after Kedah FA Deputy President, Ahmad Basri Akil asked for a different set of colours for the home kit. However, Ahmad Basri changed Shukri's idea to 'green and yellow' which fits the Kedah state's nickname Jelapang Padi. The Kedah FA kit is currently manufactured by Lotto. Their previous kit manufacturers were Line 7, Lotto and Puma. Kedah FA's first team sponsor was Sharp, from 1989 to 2000. Following that, the club was sponsored by Modenas. Their current shirt sponsor is PKNK which had been the main team sponsor of Kedah FA since 2005. The ideas of the current Kedah FA crest also came from Ahmad Basri Akil after he announced the then-new Kedah FA official colours of green and yellow in 1988. Green dominates the background; the side of the crest shows 11 joint bordered lines which signify the 11 districts of the Kedah state. At the centre of the crest is a ball and Allamanda flowers; as the flower is green and yellow in colour, which are suitable with the new Kedah FA colours and the team motto, "Biar Jasa Jadi Kenangan" is written in yellow.

The football team was founded in 1924 by Tunku Yaacob Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah[2] as a president, though they only had limited success until the appointment of the late Dato' Paduka Ahmad Basri Akil as manager in 1985. Under Ahmad Basri Akil, Kedah FA qualified for six Malaysia Cup final matches in a seven-year period between 1987 to 1993; and won 2 Malaysia Cup titles, 1 league title and 1 FA Cup title. The club experienced a lean period in the 1980s and 1990s, but enjoyed a revival in the new millennium by winning the treble in 2007 and 2008. After the glorious double treble achievement under the guidance of Azraai Khor, Kedah start to have a dip in their performance. This is mainly because of the loss of their influential import players; the likes of Nelson San Martín, Bernard Huggins and Marlon James, who had been The Canaries peripheral figures in their double treble glory due to new ruling by FAM. Problems with the new management team also led to Azraai Khor departure. However, their local heroes such as Baddrol Bakhtiar, Khyril Muhymeen and Helmi Eliza Elias who had been a spine in the recent glory pledged to stay on and bring the glory days back. Kedah were relegated to the premier league after lost 3–2 at the playoff final to Pahang FA in penalty shootout. Marijo Tot was hired replacing Wan Jamak in attempt to steer The Canaries back into Super League. The 2013 season also seeing the return of former Kedah FA talisman, Nelson Sam Martin. In 2014 Kedah FA signed Billy Mehmet and this was the most successful season the club had witnessed for 5 years. Kedah FA reached the Semi Final of the Malaysia Cup, winning the first leg 3-1, but losing the 2nd leg 5-1. Billy Mehmet ended the season as the clubs top goal scorer and the Malaysia Premier Leagues Top goal scorer in all competitions. He was also the 2nd highest goal scorer in all competitions at all levels in Malaysian professional football.

Club culture[edit]


Kedah FA team 2007–08

The song "Biar Jasa Jadi Kenangan", once again idealised and written by Ahmad Basri Akil and famously recorded by a Malaysian musician Freddie Fernandez, is the anthem of the club, and has been sung by the crowd since 9 September 1987 after Kedah FA reached their first Malaysia Cup semi-final match since 1940. This famous song is sung by the fanatic fans of the Canaries to boost their beloved players' morale. The well-known and popular chants among Kedah FA supporters is "Pulun Kedah Pulun". It is use since late 80's as "words of spirit" during and off the game, and as the slogan among supporters. It was inspired by the idea from Abdul Rashid Haji Fadzil, who was the Head of Kedah Fan Club (KEPAK) on that time.


Title Winners Runners-up
Division 1/Premier 1/Super League (3x) 1993, 2007, 2008 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003
Division 2/Premier 2/Premier League (3x) 1992, 2002, 2006
Malaysian FA Cup (3x) 1996, 2007, 2008 2010
Malaysia Cup (4x) 1990, 1993, 2007, 2008 1940, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2004
Malaysian Charity Shield (2x) 1991, 1994 1997, 2008, 2009

Kedah FA assistant coach Muhamad Radhi Mat Din said,[3]

Asian Club Championship[edit]

1994–95: First Round (East Asia – lost to Ilhwa Chunma 4–10 on aggregate)
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1994–95 1994–95 Asian Club Championship Preliminary round bye
First round Japan Ilhwa Chunma 5–1 5–3

AFC Cup[edit]

IMT-GT Cup[edit]

World Clubs ranking[edit]

The best position in World Clubs Ranking

Month Position
1 August 2007 – 31 July 2008 111th

Note: Ranking of the 21st Century by IFFHS


As of 4 March 2013[5]
Current Rank Country Team Points
4 Malaysia Kedah FA 10,000


Current squad[edit]

Jersey Name Nationality Position Age
1 Abdul Hadi Hamid Malaysia GK 27
21 Muhd Syazwan Abdullah Malaysia GK 18
2 Mohd Sabre Mat Abu Malaysia RB,LB 21
3 Lew Han Hung Malaysia CB 21
5 Lawrence Olum Kenya CB 30
6 Shafizan Hashim Malaysia CB,LB 32
11 Mohd Raphi Azizan Mariappen Malaysia CB 18
13 Khairul Helmi Johari Malaysia CB 26
15 Mohd Rizal Ghazali Malaysia ST,RB 21
16 P. Rajesh Malaysia RB,CB 29
4 Bang Seung-Hwan South Korea CB,FW 31
7 Baddrol Bakhtiar Malaysia AM,CM,LM,RM 26
12 Solehin Kanasian Abdullah Malaysia LM,RM 31
17 Muhammad Syazwan Tajuddin Malaysia RB,LB,CM 19
18 Shazuan Ashraf Mathews Malaysia AM,ST 22
19 Muhammad Farhan Roslan Malaysia LM,RM 17
22 Mohd Syazwan Zainon Malaysia LM 24
23 Muhd Hanif Mat Dzahir Malaysia CM 19
8 Ahmad Shakir Mohd Ali Malaysia ST 25
9 Keith Murtu Nah Liberia ST 20
10 Chidi Edeh Nigeria FW 27
20 Muhd Syafiq Ahmad Malaysia ST,LW 19



For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2015

Pos. Name From
DF Malaysia Mohd Sabre Mat Abu Malaysia PDRM FA
DF Malaysia Lew Han Hung Malaysia Penang FA
DF South Korea Bang Seung-Hwan Thailand UiTM F.C.
DF Kenya Lawrence Olum United States Sporting Kansas City
DF Malaysia Mohd Raphi Azizan Mariappen Malaysia Harimau Muda C
DF Malaysia P. Rajesh Malaysia Selangor FA
MF Malaysia Mohd Shazuan Mohd Ashraf Mathews Malaysia Penang FA
MF Malaysia Gary Steven Robbat Malaysia Harimau Muda A
MF Malaysia Solehin Kanasian Abdullah Malaysia Felda United FC
FW Malaysia Ahmad Shakir Mohd Ali Malaysia Kelantan FA
FW Liberia Keith Murtu Nah Burma Chin United F.C.
FW Nigeria Chidi Edeh Nigeria Enugu Rangers


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Malaysia GK Saiful Amar Sudar (to PDRM FA)
Malaysia GK Muhaimin Mohamad (to Kuala Lumpur FA)
Malaysia DF Ridzuan Rumlee (to release)
Malaysia DF Fariss Azlan Mat Isa (to Kuala Lumpur FA)
Malaysia DF Azmizi Azmi (to Perak FA)
Malaysia DF Shahrul Ezrain Shamsudin (to release)
Malaysia MF Wan Mohd Syukri Wan Ahmad (to release)
Australia DF Adam Griffiths (to release)
Spain DF José Franco Gómez (to release)
Korea MF Namkung Woong (to Perak FA)
Republic of Ireland FW Billy Mehmet (to Sarawak FA)
Malaysia FW Khyril Muhymeen Zambri (to Negeri Sembilan FA)
Malaysia MF Mohd Faizal Abu Bakar (to PDRM FA)
Malaysia MF Zuraindey Jumai (to Sabah FA)
Malaysia DF Mohd Fazliata Taib (to Negeri Sembilan FA)

President's Cup[edit]

As of 19 December 2013

Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
22 Mohd Ifwat Akmal Che Kassim Malaysia GK 10 August 1996
1 Ahmadali Jamaluddin Malaysia GK 16 September 1994
25 Mohd Yusuf Che Hat Malaysia GK 11 January 1996
34 Muhammad Syazwan Abdullah Malaysia GK 2 April 1996
Muhammad Fahmi Zakaria Malaysia RB, CB 27 February 1995
2 Muhammad Muzaimir Abdul Hadi Malaysia CB, RB, DM 7 May 1995
Mohd Aliff Mohd Puat Malaysia CB, RB 2 August 1994
Visert Sorrachak a/l Seng Kiang Malaysia CB 2 March 1995
Muhammad Muhaimin Zulkifli Malaysia CB 1994
4 Mohamad Shahfaiz Shahbani Malaysia LB 21 August 1997
Mohamad Faiz Hakimi Norrizan Malaysia CB, RB, LB 1994
Mohamad Fadzil Mustaffa Malaysia RB, LB 24 February 1993
Akmal Afizan Ahmad Tajuddin Malaysia LB, RB 17 May 1996
Mohd Isyam Syahriza Othman Malaysia LM, LW, RM, RW 6 May 1994
11 Abdul Halim Saari (c) Malaysia DM, CM 14 November 1994
Abdul Muiz Abdul Talib Malaysia AM, CM, RM, LM, RW, LW 28 September 1993
20 Muhammad Ivaan Hakimi Malaysia LW, LM, RW, RM 12 December 1993
13 Muhammad Syafiq Elias Malaysia CM 1994
15 Amir Asyraf Basri Malaysia LW, LM, RW, RM 25 June 1995
16 Muhammad Sazwan Said Malaysia CM 1996
10 Farhan Roslan Malaysia CM, AM, LW, LM, RW, RM 3 December 1996
23 Mohd Aqmal Alias Malaysia ST 1995
Adam Aidil Iskandar Rosli Malaysia ST 9 January 1995
18 Muhammad Syafiq Ahmad Malaysia ST 28 June 1995
Faiz Hanif Adenan Malaysia ST 4 April 1996
Mohamad Shazwan Mustaffa Malaysia ST, LW, RW 1997
5 Mohd Norfikri Abdul Talib Malaysia ST 31 January 1996
27 Isfarizul Emran Ismail Malaysia LW, ST 23 August 1996
33 Muhammad Saiful Amiri Ismail Malaysia ST 7 January 1997
45 Mohd Irwan Syazmin Wahab Malaysia ST 20 March 1995

Source:[7] Source:[8]

Statistics Scorers 2014[edit]

Pos Players Premier League FA Cup Malaysia Cup Total
1 Billy Mehmet 15 3 5 23
2 Adam Griffiths 1 3 0 4
3 Baddrol Bakhtiar 3 1 0 4
4 Riz Hyuncoko 3 0 0 3
5 Mohd Khyril Muhymeen Zambri 2 1 0 3
6 Khairul Helmi Johari 0 2 0 2
7 Mohd Faizal Abu Bakar 2 0 0 2
8 José Franco Gómez 1 0 0 1
9 Adam Aidil Iskandar Rosli 1 0 0 1
10 Shafizan Hashim 1 0 0 1


Former coaches[edit]

Year Coach
1985–1989 Malaysia Ahmad Shafie
1990 Czechoslovakia Milous Kvacek
1991 Malaysia Ahmad Shafie
1992–1995 Netherlands Robert Rene Alberts
1996–1997 Malaysia Mosthakeen Omar
1998 Malaysia Fisol Abdul Razak
1999 Malaysia Azman Hj Eusoff
2000 Malaysia Ahmad Shafie
2001–2003 Denmark Jørgen E. Larsen
2004 Brazil Mirandinha
2004–2009 Malaysia Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah
2009–2011 Malaysia Ahmad Yusof
2011–2012 Malaysia Wan Jamak Wan Hassan
2012–2013 Croatia Marijo Tot
2014 Scotland Dave Mitchell
2014–present Malaysia Tan Cheng Hoe

Club officials[edit]

Senior officials

Position Name
President Malaysia Dato' Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir
Deputy President Malaysia Dato' Paduka Syed Unan Mashri Syed Abdullah
Vice-President I Malaysia En. Shakri Mat
Vice-President II Malaysia Dato' Shukri Hashim
Vice-President III Malaysia Dato' Jeffrey Low Han Chau
Executive Secretary Malaysia En. Aminuddin Omar
Hononary Treasurer Malaysia En. Aminuddin Omar

Team Officials

Position Name
General Manager Malaysia Dato' Jeffrey Low Hang Chow
Assistant Manager Malaysia Safarizam Baderon
Liaison Officer Malaysia Suhaidi Shukri
Security Officer Malaysia Idris Mansor
Media Officer Malaysia Tajul Ariffin Kamal Baharin
Head Coach Malaysia Tan Cheng Hoe
Assistant Coach Scotland Ian Gillan
Assistant Coach 2 Malaysia Muhammad Nidzam Adzha
Goalkeeping Coach Malaysia Abdul Talib Saidi
Fitness Coach Spain Ramón Marcote Pequeño
Physiotherapist Malaysia Muhammad Nur'illya Samsudin
Medical Officer Malaysia Mohd Shahrizal
President's Cup Team Head Coach Malaysia Mohamad Ramlee
President's Cup Team Assistant Coach Malaysia Victor Andrag
President's Cup Team Goalkeeper Coach Malaysia Wan Mohd Ruzaimi Che Ros
President's Cup Team Fitness Coach Malaysia Mohd Rizal Johari
President's Cup Team Physio Malaysia Nor Hisham Mat Rani
Kitman Malaysia Abdul Razak Md Desa

Malaysia Mohd Nasir Othman

State Football League organised and managed by the Association[edit]

Football Clubs[edit]

Direct clubs under direct supervision of the Association[edit]

Affiliated clubs within the Association[edit]

Affiliated Clubs outside the Association[edit]


  1. ^ The Asian Football Stadiums at
  2. ^ Sejarah Bola Sepak Kedah (Malay)
  3. ^ Noh, Dasheer (26 August 2008). "Radhi: Difficult to win double treble again". The Star. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "2013 IMT-GT Cup". Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  5. ^ [1] –
  6. ^ "Kedah 2014 Statistics". Retrieved 10 May 2014. n
  7. ^ "KEDAH FA U21 – Skuad Piala Presiden & Piala Belia". Persatuan Bolasepak Kedah – KFA –. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Pemain Pasukan Piala Presiden". stadium astro. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 

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