Southeast Asians Abroad: Yasir and Sahil open accounts in Malaysia

Plenty are making moves out of their own domestic league to play abroad. Yasir and Sahil were the latest to do so for Singapore and here’s how they and other Southeast Asians fared in July... 

Yasir Hanafi (PDRM)

The Singapore international made the switch from Tampines Rovers to join Safuwan in the mid-season transfer window.

Like his compatriot, Yasir started all matches in July and got a goal to his name. His strike against Perlis, however, bore little significance as PDRM lost 3-1 to the relegation battlers.

Yasir has been turning out on the right flank for PDRM, being a thorn to defences. A move to the MSL appears unlikely, but Yasir could earn another season in the MPL.

Sahil Suhaimi (SARAWAK)

The 25-year-old forward has been getting a lot of action since his move to East Malaysia in June.

Sarawak are battling relegation and their Malaysia Cup battle was challenging too, going up against the likes of Selangor, Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) and Terengganu.

Expectation are high for Sahill to provide some spark up front but Sarawak have failed to turn their season around as they lost seven out of nine matches in all competitions in July.

Sahil managed to get on the score sheet against JDT at Larkin but the Southern Tigers won MSL tie 3-1.

Safuwan Baharudin (PDRM)

Early season injuries disrupted his season but Safuwan has been playing regularly once again, appearing in all four of the Cops' Malaysia Premier League (MPL) matches.

He also got on the scoresheet against ATM, scoring an equaliser to help PDRM obtain a 1-1 draw in the battle of the uniformed men.

PDRM are seventh in the table due to a better goal difference count with Sabah.

With only four matches remaining in the season, PDRM can only finish as high as fifth, making it a disappointing campaign after being relegated last year.