FourFourTwo’s nominations for the 2015 Malaysian Football Awards
Most Promising Youngster (Aged 21 years and below)
If Matthew Davies was good enough to be among the best defenders in the country, surely he is a front runner for this award.
Another young player to impress was Shahrin Sapien, who Terengganu snapped up from sister side T-Team in November 2014 after impressing then-coach Abdul Rahman Ibrahim.
Today, the starlet is among the first names in Ahmad Yusof’s line-up since the latter took over in June. He has performed admirably throughout the season, operating on the flanks while occasionally being deployed in central midfield.
Shahrin made 18 appearances and scored once as Terengganu finished fourth in the MSL standings.
Nor Azam Azih was expected to play second fiddle to Azidan Sarudin and Hafiz Kamal when he signed for Pahang from Harimau Muda at the start of the season. Instead, he dislodged Azidan almost immediately and displayed surprising maturity and composure all season, more than holding his own against more established opponents.
Azam made 12 league appearances and would have offered Davies genuine competition, but an anterior cruciate ligament injury in July ruled him out for the rest of the season.