Miss to catch the ball - Ilham Amirullah

Terengganu FC (TFC) goalkeeper Muhammad Ilham Amirullah Razali has revealed that he is looking forward to playing in the Malaysian League (M) competition this season after more than two months of 'locking up' at home following the Movement Control (CPP) order starting March 18 then.

The former Tiger A player has high hopes that the most prestigious league in Malaysia will be back on September 1, according to the Malaysian Football League (MFL) proposal which released on May 1.

However, the Rantau Panjang-born Bukit Besi, Dungun does not want to face the risk of a Covid-19 pandemic outbreaking in the world including Malaysia, but official confirmation from the government and the Ministry of Health (MOH) is urgent.

"I'm looking forward to playing this September, but at the same time I have to adapt to the current situation for the good of all.

"If it were true even if the late games were connected and would certainly disrupt the league, but at least we would be able to end the league and the Malaysian Cup," said the former pupil of Kuala Jengal National School, Dungun.

This season the goalkeeper who has worn the T-Team, Felda United and Negeri Sembilan has only played twice with the team including when TFC was tied 3-3 in the league final before being suspended on March 16.

"When given the chance to get back in the league, I am determined to showcase the best of the games but there are only seven remaining leagues apart from the new World Cup," said the 26-year-old.

MFL previously announced the league's new calendar which starts next September 1 for a month with no first-round viewers.

The Malaysian Cup campaign was eliminated with no group competition, while the 16-team side lost one round while the FA Cup and Challenge Cup were eliminated.

The M League's 2020 calendar change was made in light of the decision of the Special Ministers Meeting on the CPP chaired by Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

However, the proposal to move the league would be nullified if the government did not allow games involving touch and rally to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.