ATM remain in the Premier League 2017, taking DRB-Hicom's spot

ATM will remain in the Premier League for next season after DRB-Hicom confirm their withdrawal from M-League next season

  BY       NIK AFIQ       Follow on Twitter

The Football Malaysia Limited & Liability Partnership (FMLLP) has confirmed that Armed Forces Football Club (ATM) will remain in the 2017 Premier League to replace DRB-Hicom.

DRB-Hicom have officially pulled out from the M-League next season and their spot will be taken by ATM, who finished 11th in Premier League last season.

FMLLP, through their official facebook page, stated: “The FMLLP Board of Directors have decided that ATM will retain their spot in the Premier League for 2017 in order to replace DRB-Hicom.”

“This situation is similar to when we retained Kuala Lumpur’s position in the league this year after finishing 11th in 2015.”

“Therefore, ATM must officially register their participation before 5pm, next Friday.”

ATM finished the Premier League last season at 11th spot, and was set to accompany Sime Darby in the lower league after they only collected 15 point last season.

However, DRB-Hicom’s decision to pull out from M-League have given ATM another lifeline to fight once again in the Premier League.

For the record, DRB-Hicom finished 7th last season, completing the season with eight wins, nine draws and nine defeats from 22 games.