Goal Southeast Asia Player of the Week

Wan Zack Haikal is Goal's second Southeast Asia Player of the Week winner for his MVP showing at the Merdeka Cup
Southeast Asia Player of the Week
Wan Zack Haikal
AGE 22
PLAYS FOR Malaysia U23

Goal Malaysia Deputy Editor, Sadat Osman: "The speedy winger played a pivotal role in Malaysia U23's success in the Merdeka Tournament. He set-up one goal and scored a stunning freekick in his side's victory against the Myanmar U23. Wan Zack added the icing on the cake when he was named the Merdeka Tournament's MVP after helping his team to the championship as well."

Congratulations to Wan Zack Haikal, Goal's 2nd Southeast Asia Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mentions

Nguyen Van Toan - Vietnam U19

Goal Indonesia Chief Editor Agung Harsya: "This impressive striker has scored three goals in the AFF U19 Championship in Surabaya,Indonesia, helping his team top Group B with three wins in three games. He's quick, skillful, and smart in positioning. No wonder he's fast becoming one of Vietnam's brightest talent. I think Vietnam has already found the next Le Cong Vinh."

Lembo Saysana - Laos U19

Goal Indonesia's Eric Noveanto: "The Lao skipper, a quick and skillful youngster, showed his potential as one of the stars of the future star during AFF U19. He performed brilliantly during the tournament especially in the match against Cambodia, when he bagged two goals. He also had an inspiring role in the earlier win against Philippines in the opening match."

Greg Nwokolo - Arema Indonesia

Goal Indonesia Chief Editor Agung Harsya: "As Arema clinched runner-up position on the table, Greg completed his week by scoring the opener in Rajaampat on Sunday. That goal lead Arema to beat Persiram 2-1. Four days earlier, Greg also scored and his goal cancelled Persidafon Dafonsoro's lead and Arema won the game 2-1. The two wins became vital to secure AFC Cup slots despite the three-point deduction from Fifa (for unpaid salary case against Arema's ex-player, Jean Landry Pulangoye). "


Adrian Dhanaraj - Singapore

Goal Singapore Chief Editor, Bhas Kunju: "Adrian, who played his last game over a year ago, lost his battle to cancer midweek. Having given his all, the hard-tackling defender had hoped to make a triumphant return to football. Sadly, we will never see him on the green again. This final spot is Goal's recognition for a departed star."