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KOTA BHARU, May 3 -- Kelantan FC owner Norizam Tukiman is now the official owner of another football club, PSPS Riau of the Indonesian Liga 2.
Norizam, who is also known as Zamsaham, said he was driven to be the new owner of PSPS Riau due to the strong support of the club’s fans and the fact that it could open a new chapter for both the clubs.
“I am a football fan and investor, I see the future and am not interested in profits right now.
“Yes, I love the PSPS Riau fans as much as I love TRW Kelantan FC supporters, who all want to raise the standard of their football teams,” he said in a posting uploaded onto his Facebook page today.
The signing of the agreement between Norizam and PSPS president Ari Nugroho Arsadian was held in Riau, Indonesia today and witnessed by Riau Youth Services and Sports chief Boby Rachmat as well as Malaysian Consul in Pekanbaru, Wan Nurshima Wan Jusoh.
Norizam said that what’s interesting is that PSPS Riau, who are known as the Lucky Warriors, will soon bear the same initials as Kelantan, namely TRW (The Red Warriors). The only difference being they will be known as The Riau Warriors.
“Now Kelantan FC can collaborate directly with PSPS Riau because they both have the same owner. Thank you everyone who helped and prayed for my journey in the football industry will be a success,” he said.
For the record, PSPS Riau, who were established in 1955, ended the 2019 Indonesian Liga 2 campaign in ninth spot and even had the services of Malaysian coach Raja Isa Raja Akram Shah last year. In fact, current Terengganu FC striker Makan Konate used to don the PSPS Riau jersey during the 2012-2013 season.