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Lions in Malaysia: Faris scores Nike goodies; Hariss issues Malaysia Cup rallying cry

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 Melaka United Facebook & Shahdan Instagram

Melaka United and Shahdan Sulaiman ended their Malaysia Super League (MSL) campaign on a high note against relegated Negeri Sembilan FA.

The Sang Kancil, who had their number 16 bossing the midfield from the start, kick-started the scoring early in the second half at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium when forward Ifedayo Omosuyi netted. The Nigerian added a second before vice-captain Khair Jones struck to ensure that there was no way back for the Jangs despite Flavio Jr’s late consolation.

After clinching their ninth win of the season, Melaka United finished the season in seventh; collecting 31 points in the process. They take on Felda United in the Malaysia Cup this Sunday.

After staying at The Shorea Resort last week, Singapore international Shahdan made it two weekend vacations in a row! Staying at the Klana Resort Seremban, we are pretty sure Shahdan, along with his family, would have taken the chance to visit the nearby ostrich farm and Ulu Bendul Recreational Forest.

Though the midfielder was technically on a break, 30-year-old Shahdan still took the time to hold an #AMA on his Instagram.

Trying out the social platform’s latest ‘Ask a question’ function, he responded to enquires from fans and even fellow Lions Hyrulnizam Jumaat and Safuwan Baharudin! Judging by the responses, it would seem that the 2012 ASEAN Football Championship winner’s jerseys are real hot demand!

Faris Ramli – PKNS FC

Photos sourced from Faris Instagram

The end-of-season celebrations was in full swing over at PKNS FC as Faris Ramli and co took Perak TBG to the cleaners in their final league game.

Winger Faris started Saturday’s game against the Bos Gaurus, who qualified for next season’s AFC Champions League, at the Shah Alam Stadium and saw his side raced to a 2-1 lead at halftime through midfielder Bruno Matos and striker Rafael Ramazotti. Brazilian Bruno added a second for the Red Ants before Romel Morales wrapped up the 4-1 win deep into injury time.

Achieving their preseason goal of a top-five finish, PKNS finished the season in third with 35 points. They are due to meet PDRM FA in the Malaysia Cup this Sunday.

25-year-old Faris, who was back in the little red dot, had a busy week spending time with family and preparing for his end-of-season holiday. Nonetheless, the Red Ants number 30 managed to sneak in a prata with fellow Lions teammate Irfan Fandi – catching up with the Young Lions player after his overseas trial in Portugal!

Apart from that, Faris, who chipped in with a total of seven goals for PKNS, received some goodies from Nike as well! Besides a stylish monochrome backpack, the MSL and Malaysia FA Cup winner also snagged himself a white and orange pair of boots from Nike’s Mercurial range.