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We have the latest happening in the field of Malaysian football news and its related football issues, activities, press releases, etc. and aim to keep you always updated every day. Regardless of his absence in a single game at Fagiano Okayama, striker Hadi Fayyadh Razak, a national Under-22 player has been extended its contract by the J2 League team. Razak now is looking forward to proving his capability and to gain a regular position at the team. The 19-year-old Hadi was Malaysia’s top scorer along with three goals at the recent event of SEA Games in the Philippines, told that his 1st season with the team as hard as he was down with an injury in hamstring for two months during the stretch and also having problems with language. Hadi stated at the press conference declaring his agreement extension together with Yakult Malaysia managing director Hiroshi Hamada in Kuantan yesterday:
“It was tough as I was not able to break into Fagiano’s 1st team. However, I am confident things will get better next season. I am not too disappointed. Many Thai players who joined Japanese clubs had struggled in their 1st season before doing better. I am wiser, and also physically and mentally prepared. In Japan, coaches want their players to speak and understand Japanese. They do not really speak English.”
Furthermore, Hadi is thankful that the team has given him more time and effort to prove his worth in Japan.
“I am prepared to go the extra mile and fight for my place in their first team. I need to do better as there are many quality players at the club.”
Concurrently, Hiroshi affirmed that Okayama has big plans for Hadi and self-assured that the promising Malaysian player will shine soon. Hamada stated:
“The club feels Hadi can be developed into a lethal finisher as he is tall. They believe he has potential after monitoring his progress at the SEA Games. Furthermore, he is only 19 and has age on his side to develop his game.”
For the record, last season, Hadi only featured for his team within J-League Ikusei, a tournament for players who do not acquire playing time in major tier tournaments.
Sheang Tsung target to come well along with Kedah
TAM Sheang Tsung was once acclaimed as Malaysia’s football genius. 1st searched by former J1 League champions Yokohama Marinos, Tam played for some development teams in Japan before joining Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua back then in 2013. However, the 24-year-old midfielder, unfortunately, didn’t make his popularity in China and Japan. Since late 2016, he has been playing within the M-League. Furthermore, he’s having a hard time and did not show regularly for his old clubs, Kuala Lumpur and Melaka. Tam is not giving up his hope and to stay focus to make a statement along with his new squad which is Kedah on the next season. He stated:
“I believe Kedah will help me progress as a player. They have a strong and capable squad. I am getting well with my experienced teammates. Kedah’s style of play suits my game. As a player, I will have to be disciplined in training in the hope of becoming a regular for Kedah. I am determined to make a lasting impression and help Kedah achieve all their targets.”
Kedah has future dreams for the upcoming season as they try to be eligible for either the AFC Cup in 2021 or AFC Champions League. And to be able to succeed on their objective, the team must complete as top two within the Super League or win the FA Cup next season.