The Boy's a Bit Special: Saifullah Akbar

He's trained with QPR, FC Metz and Newcastle Jets before the age of 16. FourFourTwo finds out a bit more about Singapore National Football Academy prospect Saifullah Akbar...

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Name: Saifullah Akbar 

Place of Birth: Singapore

Date of Birth: 31 January 1999


Nickname: Sai

As a boy I supported: Chelsea

Position(s): Attacking Midfielder 

Teams played for: National Football Academy 14, 15 & 16

Strengths: Vision, speed, creativity

Weaknesses: Defending 

Heroes: Dad 

I play a bit like: David Silva 

Highlights: Being able to play in the Lion City Cup

Lowlights: Tearing my ligament and not playing for two months

Toughest opponent: South Korea 

Best player you've played with: Ikhsan Fandi 

Biggest practical joker: Ikhsan, Gerald (Hong) & Helmi (Razali)

Most embarrassing moment: Falling face flat on the ground during training 

Lion City Cup 3/4 Playoff

Best advice you've been given: 'Train like you play a game'

Wheels: None.

Dream car: Range Rover

Hobbies: Playing guitar & singing 

Flicks: Rush Hour

Phone: iPhone

Playstation or XBox? Playstation

FIFA or Pro Evo? FIFA

Messi or Ronaldo? Ronaldo 

Celebrity crush: Tabitha Nauser 

Most famous person you've met: Harry Redknapp

I'm currently addicted to… Football 

If I hadn't been a footballer… I would probably want to be a pilot 

Tell us something we don't know about you: I’m a very outgoing person - I love to make people laugh when we hang out.

In five years time I'll be… A professional footballer