Lions in Malaysia: Birthday goal for maestro Safuwan; Injured Faris undergoes PRP treatment

FourFourTwo brings you a weekly watch on what the stars of Singapore football Shahdan Sulaiman, Faris Ramli, Safuwan Baharudin and Hariss Harun are up to both on and off the pitch in Malaysia.

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Shahdan Sulaiman – Melaka United

Photos sourced from Shahdan Instagram

In a blink of an eye, it is the end of the season for Melaka United midfielder Shahdan Sulaiman.

The Singapore Lion is currently enjoying his vacation time till his country’s friendlies against Mongolia and Cambodia on October 12 and 16 respectively. The Melaka no. 16 must be waiting eagerly to find out if he makes the cut for coach Fandi Ahmad’s squad.

In the meantime though, 25-year-old Shahdan witnessed a major milestone in his youngest kid  Shaheen’s life. The defensive midfield honcho Insta Storied a nifty Shaheen, who seems to have mastered using his eating utensil, as he snacked on a soft chewy chocolate chip cookie. Oh how quickly they grow up!

Speaking of which, there was another milestone in the Sulaiman family as eldest son Shaqee celebrated his birthday in advance with his new classmates. Shahdan was on goodie bag duties as they threw an in-class LEGO-themed party complete with cake.

And just like that, in a blink of another eye, another year has passed for the 2012 Suzuki Cup winner. #familytimeisprecious

Faris Ramli – PKNS FC

Photos sourced from Faris Instagram

Faris Ramli played the role of the spectator this week as PKNS FC could only manage a goalless draw last night against Perak FA in his absence.

The Red Ants no. 30, who is still sidelined with an injury, watched from home as midfielder Nurridzuan stepped in for the Selangor-based club in the first leg Malaysia Cup quarter-finals tie.

Nonetheless, winger Faris was sorely missed as PKNS could not find an away goal with everything to play for in the second leg at home come Sunday.

The Singapore international shared that he was undergoing platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) this week, which is commonly used to promote tissue healing, and was not the happiest of campers when he had to face the needle. #ouch

Despite his ankle injury, 26-year-old Faris still took the time to congratulate national teammate Safuwan Baharudin who notched a last-minute equaliser for his club Pahang FA in the cup.