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Lions in Malaysia: Safuwan unwinds in Koh Samui; Faris gets excited for Iron Fist

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

Out of the running for the Malaysia Cup’s quarter-finals, Melaka United and Shahdan Sulaiman ended their domestic cup campaign on a high against Felda United FC.

The Sang Kancil chose to omit their no. 16 from the matchday squad, but the midfielder was not missed as they raced to a 3-nil lead in the first half courtesy of Ifedayo’s brace and Yahor Zubovich strike.

The Nigerian forward completed his hat-trick in the 82nd minute after winger Chanturu Suppiah’s double while youngster Zahril Azri clawed one back for the Fighters in the second half for the game to finish 6-1 in Melaka’s favour.

With his season officially over, Singapore international Shahdan decided to spend quality time with his family. The family of four, including two kids Shaqeelilhan and Shaheenilhan, ventured off the beaten path as they sought to get away from bustling city life.

Exploring what seems to be a disused quarry, Shahdan led his two boys to explore the surrounding humongous sand dunes as they walked around excitedly with a bounce in their step!

Faris Ramli – PKNS FC

Photos sourced from Faris Instagram

With a spot in the quarter-final in the bag, PKNS FC decided not to risk Singapore international Faris Ramli in their last Malaysia Cup Group B game against PDRM FA.

However, the 26-year-old winger, who is carrying a niggling injury, was not missed as Red Ants midfielder Bruno Matos stepped up. The Brazilian was in inspired form against the Cops scoring a hat-trick in the process. Defender Jafri Chew had open the scoring early on in the third minute to send PKNS on their way and Faizat Ghazli added gloss to the scoreline in the 5-0 victory.

Finishing the top of their group, PKNS have been drawn together with Perak TBG FC in the cup quarter-finals. They travel to the Perak Stadium next Tuesday for the first leg.

26-year-old Faris, who just returned to the club this Monday, seemed happy to be back and in contention for the all-important cup tie with the Bos Gaurus. He had been absent, along with teammate Rafael Ramazotti, as both PKNS players welcomed a new baby into their family.

And now that Faris has been released from daddy duties to little Luth Na’el, the 2013 Malaysia FA Cup winner finally has the time to binge on the latest season of Marvel’s Iron Fist series.