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We have the latest happenings in the field of football news in Malaysia and its related soccer issues, activities, press releases, etc. and aim to keep you always updated every day. Somewhere in Kuala Lumpur, the talk about surrounding the national professional player and striker, Norshahrul Idlan Talaha was finally concluded when he announced to join Thailand’s 2019 Second League Champions, Bangkok Glass Pathum United on a 1-year agreement. Abdul Halim Abdul Shukor, the player’s agent and Offside Sports managing director stated the former Pahang striker who also known as Mat Yo will be heading for Bangkok as soon as possible for the health test before the signing of a contract with the squad on Friday. Abdul Halim stated in a statement:
“Several months ago, the Thai side was looking for an ASEAN player and I proposed Mat Yo as I believe he has the technical capability to play in the Thai League. I am sure more Malaysian players will be in action thereafter this as our players have improved since defeating them 1 – 2 and not forgetting Johor Darul Ta-Zim in the AFC Champions League. The entry of quality import players in Malaysia league has indirectly aided local players to raise their technical skills comparable to other leagues including Thailand.”
Discussing further, Abdul Shukor was self-assured that the striker player from Besut, Terengganu would be able to maintain his work ethics consistent with the squad regardless of turning 34 in June. He added:
“When I suggested Norshahrul, I did not look at his age but I am confident he is good for another two or three seasons as he is still a prolific scorer. All will depend on him himself on maintaining his fitness as well as diet and in Japan, players can play until the age of 51.”
Pahang team earlier make a decision to depart ways with Idlan Talaha with other players like R. Kogileswaran, Mohd Afif Amiruddin, Wan Zaharulnizam Wan Zakaria, A Salomon Raj, and Muhammad Zubir Mod Azmi. Mat Yo had turned out numerous squads such as Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Malaysian Armed Forces, Kelantan, and Johor Darul Ta’zim. The transfer of the Malaysian football player within the Thai League is normal as the two other national players namely, Muhammad Shahrel Fikri Md Fauzi and Dominic Tan, aside from the Malaysian-Australian football player, Curran Singh Ferns had played for teams within the nearest country.