BREAKING: Hafiz left in limbo as Thai club announces immediate withdrawal

Singapore international Hafiz Sujad’s immediate playing future is unknown after his Thai League 2 club BBCU made a shock announcement it would be pulling out of the domestic competition.

The club reportedly made the shock decision in an annual general meeting with the Football Association of Thailand, but is yet to make a statement or reveal the reason behind the move.

It’s unbelievable. I can’t believe this is really going to happen in my first year here

- Hafiz Sujad

The versatile Hafiz, who moved to Thailand from S.League club Tampines Rovers this season, admits the move took him totally by surprise.

He added a return to Singapore could be an option.

“Boss didn’t tell us why. No one is sure the reasons. They just said they want to stop. We’re waiting for the final confirmation.” Hafiz told FourFourTwo.

“It’s unbelievable. Today we’re supposed to travel to Songkhla. I can’t believe this is really going to happen in my first year here.

“Pity the local players, but this is life sometimes.

“I need to settle my contract here first because they need to pay compensation. Then I’ve got to look for clubs, here (in Thailand) if it’s possible and if not then in Singapore.”

BBCU were due to play Songkhla FC this Saturday, but team manager Veerayooth Bhodharamic confirmed the match won’t go ahead and the club would be withdrawing from the competition.

Known as the Pink Panthers, BBCU are sitting 12th in the 18-team league, just two points above the relegation zone, with three wins, three draws and five defeats through 11 games.

The club is expected to make an official announcement in due course.