FAS ● Sep 19, 2018

OVERSEAS WATCH: Gabriel sparkles on Lions return, Hariss and Safuwan to clash in Malaysia Cup

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The Lions return to their clubs following the conclusion of the September FIFA window, which saw Singapore claim a win and a draw with Fiji and Mauritius respectively

 Hariss Harun (blue) captains JDT against MISC-MIFA on 15 September. (PHOTO: JDT)

Hariss Harun (Johor Darul Ta’zim) – Malaysia Super League (MSL)
Hariss Harun captained JDT to a comprehensive 3-0 away victory over MISC-MIFA in the Southern Tigers’ final fixture in Group C of the Malaysia Cup.

Coupled with Kelantan FA’s 2-0 win over Kedah FA on the same night, JDT were able to snatch top spot in Group C with nine points.

Kelantan’s heroics on the final match-day also saw them scrape into the last eight courtesy of a better goal difference over MISC-MIFA and Kedah after the trio had all finished on eight points.

JDT will face Pahang FA in the Quarter-Finals, with the first leg slated for 21 September.

Recent fixtures
16/9/18: MISC-MIFA 0-3 JDT (Malaysia Cup Group Stage)

 Safuwan Baharudin turned in a solid display against Mauritius. 

Safuwan Baharudin (Pahang FA) – MSL
Pahang FA claimed a 4-0 win over Sabah as both teams reach the last eight of the 2018 Malaysia Cup.

Pahang FA will face JDT in the Quarter-Finals, with Safuwan likely to face national teammate Hariss Harun in a battle to reach the final four.

Recent Fixtures
17/9/18: Sabah 0-4 Pahang FA (Malaysia Cup Group Stage)

Faris Ramli (PKNS) – MSL
Having secured a spot in the Quarter-Finals on match-day five, PKNS made light work of PDRM with a 5-0 win to wrap up proceedings in Group B of the 2018 Malaysia Cup.

PKNS will face Perak away from home in the 1st-Leg of the Quarter-Finals, which will take place on 25 September.

Recent Fixtures
15/9/18: PKNS 5-0 PDRM (Malaysia Cup Group Stage)

 

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🇸🇬 Final training ✔️ Let’s go against Fiji 🇫🇯 tomorrow 🦁💪 #SINFIJ #SGfootball

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Shahdan Sulaiman (Melaka United) – MSL
Having been eliminated from the Malaysia Cup before the final match-day, Melaka United finished their season on a high with a 6-1 drubbing of Felda United.

Shahdan Sulaiman’s club season might have drawn to a close but he has surely set his sights on playing a part in the Lions’ Suzuki Cup campaign at the end of the year.

Recent Fixtures
15/9/18: Melaka United 6-1 Felda United (Malaysia Cup Group Stage)

Zulfahmi Arifin (far right) in the starting line-up for Chonburi FC against Bangkok Glass. (PHOTO: Chonburi FC)

Zulfahmi Arifin (Chonburi FC) – Thai League 1
Zulfahmi Arifin played the full 90 minutes as Chonburi FC lost 2-4 to Bangkok Glass on 16 September.

Zulfahmi was not involved in Chonburi FC’s first three matches of September having been away on National Team duty.

Chonburi FC are currently ninth in Thai League 1 with 39 points from 30 games.
Recent Fixtures
5/9/18: Muangthong United 4-1 Chonburi FC (Thai League 1)
8/9/18: Chonburi FC 2-1 Air Force Central (Thai League 1)
12/9/18: Prachuap 0-0 Chonburi FC (Thai League 1)
16/9/18: Chonburi FC 2-4 Bangkok Glass (Thai League 1)

Gabriel Quak (red) in action for Singapore against Fiji.

Gabriel Quak (Royal Thai Navy FC) – Thai League 1
Gabriel Quak was an unused substitute in his first game back with Royal Thai Navy FC when the club drew 1-1 against PTT on 16 September.

Previously, Quak made his first appearance for Singapore in over a year against Fiji on 11 September, recording a glorious assist for Ikhsan Fandi’s goal as the Lions grabbed a 2-0 win at the Bishan Stadium.

Recent Fixtures
5/9/18: Air Force Central 1-5 Royal Thai Navy FC (Thai League 1)
8/9/18: Royal Thai Navy FC 0-4 Bangkok United (Thai League 1)
12/9/18: Nakhon Ratchasima 2-1 Royal Thai Navy FC (Thai League 1)
16/9/18: Royal Thai Navy FC 1-1 Prachuap (Thai League 1)

Baihakki Khaizan (Udon Thani FC) – Thai League 2
Baihakki Khaizan was an unused substitute when Udon Thani FC beat Sisaket FC 2-1 on 16 September.

The win was Udon Thani’s second straight in Thai League 2 and they have risen two spots in the standings to ninth with 31 points from 26 games.

Recent Fixtures
9/9/18: Rayong FC 0-1 Udon Thani FC (Thai League 2)
16/9/18: Sisaket FC 1-2 Udon Thani FC (Thai League 2)

Izwan Mahbud (green) starts for Singapore against Mauritius on 7 September.

Izwan Mahbud (Nong Bua Pitchaya) – Thai League 2
Izwan Mahbud started in goal for Nong Bua Pitchaya on the same day after returning from international duty, as his club fell 2-0 to PTT in the league on 12 September.

Having suffered back-to-back defeats over the past week, Nong Bua Pitchaya stayed fifth in Thai League 2 on 41 points from 26 games.

Recent Fixtures
9/9/18: Nong Bua Pitchaya 1-0 Sisaket FC (Thai League 2)
12/9/18: PTT 2-0 Nong Bua Pitchaya (Thai League 2)
15/9/18: Nong Bua Pitchaya 1-2 Rayong FC (Thai League 2)

Hassan Sunny in action for Army United against Kasetsart. (PHOTO: Army United Fan Club)

Hassan Sunny (Army United) – Thai League 2
Hassan Sunny kept a clean sheet for Army United in a goalless draw against Sisaket FC just one day after starting in goal for Singapore in the 2-0 win over Fiji.

Army United are currently eighth in Thai League 2 on 32 points after 26 games played.

Recent Fixtures
8/9/18: Army United 1-2 PTT (Thai League 2)
12/9/18: Army United 0-0 Sisaket FC (Thai League 2)
15/9/18: Kasetsart 2-1 Army United (Thai League 2)

 

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To new challenges ahead, 頑張ります! #matsumotoyamaga #松本山雅

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Anders Aplin (Matsumoto Yamaga FC) – J2 League
Anders Aplin has yet to debut for Matsumoto Yamaga FC.

Matsumoto Yamaga are currently leading J2 League with 61 points from 33 games.

Recent Fixtures
8/9/18: Avispa Fukuoka 0-1 Matsumoto Yamaga (J2 League)
15/9/18: Matsumoto Yamaga 0-0 Renofa Yamaguchi (J2 League)