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Southeast Asians Abroad: Safuwan strikes, Chanathip blazes a trail

September was an eventful month for Southeast Asian footballers abroad. FFT looks at their exploits, headlined by Thailand's Chanathip Songkrasin and Singapore's Safuwan Baharudin...

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Safuwan Baharudin

Safuwan was merely playing for pride as PDRM are eighth in the second tier Malaysian Premier League (MPL).

But, this did not stop him from finding the net.

The PDRM skipper combined well with Dao Bakary against Kuantan with the pair scoring all five goals

The PDRM skipper combined well with Dao Bakary against Kuantan with the pair scoring all five goals in a 5-3 win. Safuwan netted the second goal of the night while Bakary scored four times.

However, the Singaporean did not score in the 3-0 home defeat to Terengganu.

Yasir Hanapi

With PDRM's MPL season pretty much done and dusted, Yasir only had two matches to prepare for last month.

Yasir played both of PDRM's games in September. Photo: PDRM

He started in both of the Cops’ games, in the win over Kuantan and the loss to Terengganu.

Sahil Suhaimi

The 25-year-old forward is still trying to make his mark at Sarawak, as his side battle relegation from the Malaysia Super League (MSL).

Sahil is the only Singaporean in the Malaysian top flight, and only started one match (a 3-0 away defeat to Pahang) in September.

Sahil has yet to cement a starting spot in the team. Photo: Sarawak

He made two appearances off the bench as well - in the 3-3 draw against Terengganu in the final Malaysia Cup group tie and in a 4-2 league win over Kedah to revive Sarawak’s survival hopes.

[NEXT: Chanathip raises the bar]