The 'Tok Gajahs' have secured the signature of two foreign players from Macedonia and Morocco, while also bringing in four other local playersPahang FA have officially announced the signing of six new players, including two foreign names to boost the strength of their squad next year. The 2013 Malaysian Super League kick off is less than three weeks away from kick off, and the Tok Gajahs have unveiled the names that will be donning their kit next year.
29 year-old Macedonian born Nicolche Klechkaroski as well as 32-year-old Moroccan Mohamed Borji have been snapped up to fill in the foreign player quota. Alongside those two names, Pahang have also drafted in four local players in the form of Mohd Nasril Mat Nordin, Mohd Razman Roslan, Mohd Amirulhadi Zainal and Azidan Sarudin.
With the arrival of this six new names, Pahang FA Vice President is already hoping for them to be able to challenge for honours next year.
“We hope to give the teams in the league a run for their money," he told Bernama.
Amirulhadi Zainal is arguably the biggest arrival, having plied his trade with Selangor prior to this. The pacy flanker has also consistently been in the frame for national team selection, despite falling out of favour in recent months.
Nasril Nourdin is another well-entrenched figure in Malaysian football, having played for Perak and Selangor before this. The custodian has previously attracted interest from Blackburn Rovers back in 2006, but nothing concrete surfaced aside from reports and speculations. Nevertheless, his arrival will certainly boost the defensive sector of Pahang.