FFT’s MSL 2017 April XI: Safiq and Ghaddar leads the charge

Four Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) players made FFT’s Malaysia Super League (MSL) team of the month after the Southern Tigers won all four matches to stretch their lead at the top to five points. Here are those FourFourTwo’s writers picked in April.

GOALKEEPER

Hafidz Romly (T-Team)

The 28-year-old conceded the least number of goals among goalkeepers in the MSL in April.

After letting in two goals in the 2-2 draw with Perak in Ipoh on April 8, Hafidz showed composure and confidence to earn clean sheets in wins over Kedah (5-0) on April 15 and Selangor (1-0) on April 26.

DEFENDERS

Wan Ahmad Amirzafran Wan Nadris (T-Team)

The 23-year-old, who played for Harimau Muda in the Queensland Premier League (2014) and the S-League (2015), has grown in confidence following impressive performances for T-Team.

Amirzafran’s excellent partnership with Malian Abdoulaye Maiga in central defence is one of the reasons the Kuala Terengganu club are doing decently this season.

Marcos Antonio (JDT)

The 34-year-old defender was instrumental in JDT’s perfect run in April with four wins in as many matches.

The well-built Brazilian is physically strong and can partner anyone in central defence. He also contributed significantly with his aerial ability to nick in goals from set-pieces.

Azrif Nasrulhaq (JDT)

The former Selangor defender is among the quickest wing-backs in the league and he has allowed JDT to rotate the hard-working S. Kunanlan at right-back more often.

He can also play as a left-back or winger on either side of the pitch.

Matthew Davies (Pahang)

Only 22, Davies is proving to be an exemplary captain with his leadership on the pitch. JDT’s Gonzalo Cabrera left him for dead several times in the FA Cup last month, but Davies has been solid in the MSL.

He scored a goal in Pahang’s 2-2 draw with Selangor on April 15.