Joseph, Amiridzwan and Yong arrivals kickstart Terengganu signing spree

The Turtles announced the arrivals of free transfers Joseph Kalang Tie, Amiridzwan Taj Tajuddin and Yong Kuong Yong on Wednesday. 

The Malaysia Super League (MSL) side have underlined their ambitions of challenging for the title next season with the trio of transfers barely two days after they became free agents.

Last term’s fourth-placed side confirmed the captures in a signing ceremony in Kuala Terengganu.

The highly-rated Joseph returns to Terengganu – the team he left for Sarawak in 2012 – after snubbing an offer from Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT).

The left winger has only gained admirers since previously leaving Terengganu. His lightning speed and never-say-die attitude established him as Sarawak’s most potent outlet in attack during his time there, with former Malaysia coach Dollah Salleh rewarding him for his form with a call-up.

Terengganu won the 2011 FA Cup during Joseph’s previous stint and finished runners-up in the MSL and Malaysia Cup that year.

Amiridzwan’s move, meanwhile, is no surprise considering the financial woes Kelantan found themselves in this season. Having only joined the Red Warriors in April 2015, Amiridzwan decided to join ambitious Terengganu to revive his career – one that has never looked the same since he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in 2013.

Yong, who featured prominently in Penang’s successful bid to return to the MSL, brings versatility to Ahmad Yusof’s squad.

Though naturally a wide midfielder, Yong featured regularly at right-back for Penang as the Panthers finished second in the Malaysia Premier League (MPL).

Yong can also play as striker, but with the array of attacking talent at Terengganu’s disposal, it is unlikely he will find himself fielded that high up the pitch. 

Image credit: Terengganu FA