Kuantan FA

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Marcerra Kuantan FA
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Full name Marcerra Kuantan Football Association
Persatuan Bolasepak Daerah Kuantan
Nickname(s) The Seagulls
Short name KFA
Founded

1970; 48 years ago (1970) (as Kuantan FA)

2018; 0 years ago (2018) (as Marcerra Kuantan FA)
Ground MP Selayang Stadium,
Selayang, Selangor, Malaysia
Capacity 16,000
President Feardaus Khairuddin
League Malaysia Premier League
2017 Malaysia Premier League, 9th
Website Club website
Current season

Marcerra Kuantan Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bolasepak Daerah Kuantan) is a defunct Malaysian football club based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The club was established in 1970 and began competing in the local league as Kuantan FA. In early 2018 , the club's right was sold to Marcerra United and they decided to rename the club as Marcerra Kuantan FA as a symbol of the club's new start.

Some of the locals consider calling the club as the A.S. Roma of Malaysian Football due to the club sharing the same kit color scheme with the Serie A side .

On the 21st of April 2018, the club has officially withdrew by the orders of Football Association of Malaysia due to the ongoing off field issues. The club on the last season played in the Malaysia Premier League.[1][2]

The club most prestigious achievement was winning the 2014 and achieving promotion to the Malaysia Premier League. Kuantan FA won the league with two matches to spare, their first title in their 2-year FAM League participation, after a 1–1 draw with MOF FC on 20 June 2014.[3]

Former Kuantan FA head coach, Ismail Zakaria revealed to FOX Sports Asia in an article that "The situation got so bad we had to use our own transport to get to matches, because the club’s bus driver was not paid. We also got chased out of our training ground, it was shameful."

History[edit]

The club were originally based in Kuantan, Pahang and played their home games at Darulmakmur Stadium.

In 2018, the club has been taken over by the management of Marcerra United F.C., and for the 2018 season, the club were renamed as Marcerra Kuantan FA. The club base also moved to Kuala Lumpur from Kuantan.[4]

Stadium[edit]

Prior to its purchase by Marcerra United F.C. and its defunct , the club originally played most of its matches in Darul Makmur Stadium in Kuantan, Pahang. The club's original birth place.

The previous owner and chairman of the club had planned to the club out of Darul Makmur Stadium and build their own stadium somewhere near Kuantan.They felt that it was necessary to move out of Darul Makmur Stadium and out of Pahang FA's shadow in order for the club to grow and gain popularity among the locals . Some rumoured the planned stadium site was located in Tanjung Lumpur. Though the planned didn't go on possibly because of their lacked of financial backing .

In 2018 after Marcerra United F.C. "Successfully" purchased the clubs right , they moved their home ground and played at MP Selayang Stadium in Selangor until the Football Association of Malaysia sanctioned the club to close down on the April of 2018 after the ongoing issue of the players and staffs of the club not receiving salary for a few months. [5][6]

Notable Former Players[edit]

  • List of former players who played professionally or have represented there nation at senior level.
Malaysia
Timor-Leste
South Korea
Serbia
Montenegro
Romania
Haiti
Brazil

Coaching staff[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Coaches by Years (2013–present)

Name Nat Period Honours
Abu Bakar Ahmad Malaysia 2013
Hamzah Mat Yunus Malaysia January 2014–April 2014
Ahmad Muda Malaysia April 2014–November 2014
Ridzuan Abu Shah Malaysia November 2014–January 2015 2014 Malaysia FAM League
Aminuddin Hussin Malaysia January 2015–May 2015
Mohd Shukri Ismail (Interim) Malaysia May 2015–July 2015
Zulhamizan Zakaria Malaysia July 2015–April 2016
Ahmad Nazri Mat Noor (Interim) Malaysia April 2016–November 2016
Zulhamizan Zakaria Malaysia November 2016–December 2017
Ismail Zakaria Malaysia December 2017–

Achievements[edit]

Year Position League FA Cup Malaysia Cup
2013 5/11 Malaysia FAM League DNQ DNQ
2014 1/12 Malaysia FAM League First Round DNQ
2015 9/12 Malaysia Premier League First Round DNQ
2016 8/12 Malaysia Premier League First Round DNQ
2017 9/12 Malaysia Premier League Third Round DNQ

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

Kits[edit]

Period Sportswear Sponsor
2013 United States Nike Tafcom
2014 Germany Puma
2015 Italy Kappa Nilaitek
2016 Wangsa Makmur Capital
Killiney Coffee
Nilaitek
2017 Malaysia SkyHawk None
2018 Italy Kappa Green Tech

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