: The Football Association of Penang (FAP) leadership has unanimously decided not to accept the resignation of Zairil Khir Johari as FAP president.
FAP deputy president Datuk Gary Nair described Zairil's decision to quit two days ago as hasty as it would put the management and administration of FAP in greater uncertainty.
"Today we held a meeting and asked the opinions of all FAP council members. In the meeting we unanimously decide not to accept the resignation of Zairil as president.
"We have formed a sub committee to meet and persuade Zairil to stay on until the end of the season...where are we looking for funds in this financial constraint. We are not aware how to solve this problem.
"The council members have agreed to ask Zairil to wait until the AGM in November. After that, whoever is the president will depend on FAP," he told a media conference here last night.
On Tuesday, Zairil announced his resignation
from the post with immediate effect after the state Super League team were demoted to Premier League next season.