Hamidin Amin is set to become the new Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president after Annuar Musa, the only challenger standing in his way, withdrew from the presidency race today.

The election for the FAM top post was supposed to take place at the 54th FAM Congress on July 14 after Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (TMJ) stepped down from the role earlier this year.

Annuar stated that he wanted to focus on UMNO’s upcoming party election on June 30, in which he would be contesting for a deputy president post.

"I need to give my undivided focus, time and energy in the process of strengthening UMNO," he was quoted saying by Bernama in a press conference.

"When I am not involved in football management, I will be able to give my full focus to the cause."

The former Kelantan Football Association president added that after submitting his nomination form on June 1, he had meetings with Tunku Ismail, who is also Malaysian Football League (MFL) chairman, and FAM congress members.

"During the meetings, I was given advice and opinions that I value very much, especially from TMJ who is someone still very much involved in local football," he said.

"After much consideration, I have decided to pave the way for Hamidin to become the FAM president uncontested."