BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter
After cutting loose three of their foreign signings, Zelemir Terkers, Eliel Da Cruz Guardiano and Martin Kafando, Perak have since confirmed the signing of two foreign players who previously played in the Lebanon Premier League; Imad Ghaddar from Lebanon, 23, and Brazilian, Diego Santos, 26, reported by Kosmo! on Tuesday. The pair are likely to make their debut for Perak this Saturday against Selangor, if their International Transfer Certificates are cleared.
Meanwhile, the report added that they have also terminated the contracts of local defenders Khairi Kiman and Muhammad Haizal Faquan Sadaruddin, who have failed to rceover from their injuries on time.
After terminating the contract of strikers Marcio Souza Da Silva and Mamadou Barry, the Turtles were reported by Sinar Harian to have signed Senegalese forward Moustapha Dabo in a private event on Monday. The 28-year old had previously played for St. Gallen and Turkey's Kahramanmarasspor and is expected to feature in Terengganu's weeked encounter against Sarawak.
The Titans, who are undergoing a frantic search for new players, have been reported by Kosmo! to have signed former PKNS man Fadzli Baharuddin, and Terengganu defender Nik Zul Aziz.
Malaysia's hottest prospect; Nazmi Faiz is reportedly in the Red Giants' wishlist. A Twitter user who is known to have ties with the Selangor FA has been pushing hard for the capture of the 19 year old PKNS and Malaysia under 23 midfielder since a month ago, whereas Malay Mail reported that Nazmi is hungry for more first-team action, something that he has been denied at PKNS. The report also added that the Selangor FA president Khalid Ibrahim, who is also the Selangor MB, and a board member in PKNS FC's parent company PKNS, apparently has given Nazmi the options of only moving to Selangor or staying with PKNS.
Sinar Harian spoke to PKNS FC manager, Mahfizul Rusydin Abdul Rashid who denied that such a move is happening, and that Nazmi will remain a PKNS player.
The PKNS FC football team is owned by the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS), a state-owned corporation who are tasked with the development of the state of Selangor, the state which the Selangor FA football team represents. Both teams are administrated separately, although there have been accusations of arm-twisting on Selangor's part in the past.