Kelantan’s 2012 treble winning squad: Where are they now?

Kelantan have had some troubling times over the past couple of seasons but just five years ago, the Red Warriors achieved the treble, a remarkable feat which will be remembered fondly. Where are Bojan Hodak’s charges now? 

KHAIRUL FAHMI CHE MAT

Now 28, Khairul Fahmi signed a five-year contract with Kelantan in 2014 and has stuck with the Red Warriors through their financial troubles despite continuously being linked with a move away. 

But, the former Malaysia No.1 has seen his form dip in recent years.

He also lost his place in the Tigers line-up and has not seen action for the national side since the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup.

DAUDSU JAMALUDDIN          

The full-back joined Bojan Hodak at Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) in 2014 but the move was not a very successful one despite the club winning the MSL title in the two seasons he was there.

He returned to Kelantan in 2016 but struggled to repeat his performances of yesteryear. He is currently on the lookout for a new club after being released in November.

At 32, Daudsu may be tempted to drop to the Malaysia Premier League (MPL)

S. SUBRAMANIAM

Once among the best centre-backs in the country, Subramaniam shrugged off injury to play a stellar role in 2012 but it also turned out to be the last time he really enjoyed his football.

Like Daudsu, Subra too moved to JDT in 2014.

But, injury struck again as he spent plenty of time getting himself back to full fitness. A move to Selangor took place in 2015 but he barely played and parted ways with the club after two seasons.

Photo: Kelantan

He returned to Kelantan for a season in 2017, this time back to full fitness. Moving forward, he may find it hard to command a starting place in the MSL, but Subra is a good cover if he can stay injury free.

OBINNA NWANERI

The rock of Kelantan’s backline, Obinna was almost unbeatable in one-on-one situations.

The Nigerian centre-back stayed with Kelantan to win the FA Cup again the following year, but his relationship with the management soured in April 2014 when he was released in the mid-season transfer window.

Obinna sat out of football for a year before returning to ATM but he was past his best by then.

He joined Perlis in the MPL in 2016 and has been without a club after his year-long contract ended.

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