Agu wants to win title before hanging up his boots
Agu Casmir has admitted that the lure of winning a championship, as well as being back home was too great to resist when he decided to join Warriors earlier in June.
The eight-time S.League champions are currently in contention for the title, trailing league leaders by just 4 points after 18 games played, a stark improvement from the previous two campaigns where they finished in the bottom half of the league.
The signing of Agu Casmir and Ismail Yunos is seen as a statement of intent for the Warriors as they chase their first championship since 2009, and this was a big pull for the former Singapore international to bring his talents to Choa Chu Kang Stadium.
“I want to win the league title before I end my playing career,” Agu told FourFourTwo.
The former Courts Young Lions, Woodlands Wellington, Gombak United and LionsXII striker has never won a title at club level despite representing 7 clubs in three different countries.
The closest he came was when LionsXII finished 2nd in the Malaysia Super League in 2012, with Agu making a key contribution.
However, he was released at the end of the year and had spent the entire 2013 without a club, before Indonesia Super League club Persebaya Surabaya swopped in for him.
It was not an enjoyable stint though, as he regularly failed to make the starting line-up as well as the substitute bench, and was duly released in May.
“I want to be home too, and that’s why I came back,” the naturalized Singaporean explained further.
“My former international teammates such as Daniel Bennett, Irwan Shah, and Shi Jiayi were a big reason why I came here as well. I wanted to play with them once more.
“They have helped me to adapt and fit in very fast, and I think it’s good that I have adapted well.”
Warriors head coach Alex Weaver felt that the addition of Casmir will give his side an edge in the remaining part of the season.
“A lot of people have spoken very highly of him (Casmir),” Weaver said.
“He’s gonna bring us more attacking options and together with (Miroslav) Pejic, Nico (Nicholas Velez), Hafiz (Rahim), (Shi) Jiayi, wide players with Hafsyar (Farkhan) and Suria (Prakash), it’s going to be very exciting.”
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