Transfer News: Selangor get their Nazmi wish

The Red Giants confirmed the transfer coup; Pahang fan favorite will stay with JDT

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The transfer saga involving Malaysia's brightest football prospect, Nazmi Faiz ended yesterday with the 20-year-old signing a two and a half year contract with The Red Giants.

Selangor FA supremo Datuk Mokhtar Ahmad verified that PKNS FC have released Nazmi to their parent team.

“Nazmi’s inclusion will definitely help Selangor become a formidable team in the league. We want to end our title drought this season. The midfielder will report for training tomorrow,” said Mokhtar at the signing ceremony in Kelana Jaya yesterday.

PKNS FC were understood to have had their initial request for Hazwan Bakri and S. Venood to be included as part of the Nazmi deal turned down. The Red Ants will in return be given the first option to choose two players from Selangor's President's Cup team.

The signing of the former Beira Mar midfielder is expected to spur Selangor's Malaysia Super League (MSL) title assault this season. The Red Giants are currently second in the MSL with 27 points, one less than leaders Pahang, but with a match in hand.


High-flying Pahang will have to forget their plans to sign JDT playmaker Amirulhadi Zainal. The Malacca born midfielder played only a bit-part role under former coach Cesar Jimenez, but his luck seems to have turned around since the appointment of Bojan Hodak as the head coach. According to daily tabloid Harian Metro, Johor FA now regard Amirul as pivotal to their setup.