Gombak’s 2008 League Cup winners: Where Are They Now?
Blessed with superb physique and excellent reading of the game, the Mali-born Singaporean went on to become one of the best defenders to have plied their trade in the S.League.
The Bulls vice-captain was part of a defence that conceded the second-least goals in the 2010 season, before leaving for SAFFC (now Warriors) the following year where he won the 2012 Singapore Cup.
His final S.League season came in 2014 with Woodlands Wellington, before he went on into coaching. The 37-year-old is now managing director and founder of Singapore-based Football First Academy.
His son Bill Abuza Mamadou has followed in his father's footsteps and has been promoted to the Home United Prime League squad in 2018.
One of the last few Thai players to ply their trade in Singapore, the pint-sized playmaker pulled the strings from the heart of the Gombak midfield for three seasons — from 2007 to 2009 — before joining Thai top-tier side Pattaya United the following year.
After three-and-half-seasons with the Blue Dolphins, he returned for a second stint in the S.League by joining former Bulls assistant coach Salim Moin at Woodlands midway through the 2013 season.
He returned home to play for Ang Thong in 2014, before retiring and venturing into coaching.
After stints as assistant coach for Muangthong United under-19s and Customs United, Gum is now into his second season in charge of second-tier side Nongbua Pitchaya, the same club which Singapore goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud recently signed for.
A winger who possessed superb technical ability, Ridhwan played for Singapore at the under-23 level and was also called up by Raddy Avramovic into the senior team for the VFF (Vietnam Football Federation) Cup 2010.
However, he retired professionally at the end of the 2011 season at the age of 26.
The 32-year-old is now working at PSA (Port of Singapore Authority) in the shipping industry.