Kuala Lumpur: The Covid-19 pandemic handler has been a great blow to many Malaysian League (M League) players when some have had to face salary cuts or salary delays.
Not only that, there are also those who have to gamble in order to continue survival after some teams are reckless in paying salaries on the grounds that the sponsors withdraw.
But what is more detrimental to the local football arena is when some players are forced to leave their professional careers due to the outbreak.
Among those who bid farewell to the former national player and Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT), Daudsu Jamaluddin who is now choosing the e-sports world to continue his survival.
Daudsu explained that Covid-19 affected his career as well as his match with Kelantan United was not long this season and he had to think of other better solutions to earn income.
Although sad, he described the uncertain situation at this time as really squeezing himself and for that, the option to dabble in the world of e-sports is the best at the moment.
“After starting PKP (Movement Control Order) last year, I have started to think about what my career will be like after this, with the team must also want to be more frugal in the 2021 season.
“Indeed, I do not deny, Covid-19 really affects the sport of football, let alone me now that there is no team to play, and finally had to choose plan B.
“So now, I want to focus on video games first, where I now have my own Facebook page which is DwoodsuxGaming as a video game designer and, Alhamdulillah so far already has more than 8,000 followers.
“I hope this field of e-sports can help a little financially and hopefully it will be better for all those affected by this pandemic who already have all the collection of M League medals while with JDT besides winning the AFC Cup in 2015,” he said.
The same allegation was also faced by former Kuala Lumpur defender, Raimi Mohd Nor who is now helping his father’s business as a contractor when he also did not get a serious offer from any team this season.
“Now with the factor of my age being now 35 years old and coupled with the Covid-19 situation, I do realize that it is difficult to continue to be involved in the M League and whether or not I have to look for other alternatives.
“If the opportunity is still there for one day I will return to play with the team, I will definitely not refuse because football remains number one in me,” said Raimi.
For the record, this season’s M League competition is scheduled to start on March 5 with the first action involving the Contribution Cup clash between last season’s Super League champions and runners-up, JDT and Kedah at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium.
Source: utama by www.hmetro.com.my.
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