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Thai Premier League club BEC Tero Sasana were forced to look elsewhere after their pursuit of the Malaysian youngster was ended by his parent club’s refusal to accept their offer

The Football Association of Sabah (SAFA) has decided to turn down the bid made by Thai club BEC Tero Sasana for their player, Rozaimi Rahman.

Zulfikar Amizan Ahamed, the man behind the transfer, confirmed that the general secretary of the Football Assocation of Sabah, Aljius Sipil, had the rejected the bid due to several reasons.  Sipil cited the 19-year-old’s age, coupled with his agreed deal with Selangor and his commitment to the Malaysian national team as the reasons behind the rejection.

“For me, it’s a missed chance for a young player like Rozaimi,” said Zulfikar, who voiced out his disappointment with SAFA’s decision. “But we have to accept it and their stand on this matter has been informed to BEC.”

“Rozaimi can actually still be active with the national squad as a BEC player and it’s quite disheartening to know that SAFA thinks he’s a bit too young to go overseas,” he told Harian Metro.

Rozaimi will now head to Austria with the national training squad before returning to join up with Selangor for their Malaysia Cup campaign.

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