Gabriel Quak set for Thailand move
Quak joined Warriors FC from Geylang International at the start of the season and has already featured for the club, taking to the field in a 1-1 draw with Australian semi-pro side Rydalmere Lions on Wednesday night.
However, FFT understands that the 27-year-old is jetting off on Friday to sign for Thai League 1 side Royal Thai Navy and fill up their ASEAN import slot.
The fleet-footed winger joins compatriots Baihakki Khaizan (Muangthong United) and Zulfahmi Arifin (Chonburi) in the same division
The fleet-footed winger joins compatriots Baihakki Khaizan (Muangthong United) and Zulfahmi Arifin (Chonburi) in the same division, while national goalkeepers Hassan Sunny (Army United) and Izwan Mahbud (Nongbua Pitchaya) are playing in the second-tier Thai League 2.
Closer to Singapore, Hariss Harun (Johor Darul Ta’zim), Safuwan Baharudin (Pahang FA), Shahdan Sulaiman (Melaka United) and Faris Ramli (PKNS) will ply their trade in the Malaysia Super League this season, with Hafiz Sujad (Johor Darul Ta’zim II) playing in the second-tier Premier League.
Former internationals Ridhuan Muhammad (Borneo FC) and Precious Emuejeraye (Churchill Brothers) are also part of the overseas contingent.
Quak burst onto the scene in 2013 by scoring on his Singapore debut in a 5-2 win against Laos and followed up with a superb goal to help the Lions stun Syria 2-1 in the Asian Cup qualifiers during the same year.
He went on trial with J2 side Matsumoto Yamaga at the start of 2017, but did not do enough to earn a contract.
The winger, who has two goals in 21 appearances for Singapore, joins a Navy side which finished 13 out of 18 teams in T1 last season.
Quak could make his debut for the Navy next Sunday and come up against former Geylang teammate Mark Hartmann
The other foreigners with the team are Japanese midfielder Seiya Kojima and Brazilian attacking duo Rodrigo Vergilio and Vitor Junior.
Quak could make his debut for the Navy next Sunday and come up against former Geylang teammate Mark Hartmann when they host Ubon UMT in their season opener.