The league is organized like a festival and for the rest of the year players can’t reach and maintain peak performance and fitness.
“It’s is very unstable for their careers,” Izham Ismail, Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia (PFAM), said. “They play only friendly games for 11 months of the year.”
Malaysia has not qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup before, and is currently ranked 90th in the world. To help improve conditions, the player association has begun representing female players.