EXCLUSIVE: Norfarhan elated to be mentioned in Goal's SEA Player of the week

Apart from his happiness for being listed in the top players of the week, Norfarhan Muhammad is also glad that the M-League is monitored by countries in the region.

It was an amazing night for Kelantan last Saturday when they thrashed Johor Darul Takzim 6-1, bringing them to the semifinals with an aggregate of 8-5, denying the Southern Tigers a piece of silverware this season.

If there is a player that stood out during the match, it was Kelantan’s flanker, Norfarhan Muhammad.

His name was also listed in Goal's Southeast Asian best players of the week as he netted twice during the goal feast.

Farhan scored the opening goal during the first period and then added one later on the second half.

He exclusively shared his feeling regarding his nomination to Goal Malaysia.

"I was surprised by the honour that Goal gave me. I feel moved with this acknowledgement as among all players, I was selected to be in the top five in this region," the 28-year old said.

"This mention makes me happy and I feel energized to play better.

"It also something good for me as well as the players in our local scene, showing that our league is observed by other countries."

Although he is a regular pick in Bojak Hodak’s first XI, Farhan was facing a run of poor form before the massacre of JDT in Kota Bharu.

When asked if there are any individual that pushes him to break the limit, he immediately put his team at the top.

"It was the team’s effort that allowed us to gain something in the match," Farhan added.

"We played well as a team and that pushed us to keep going even though we were trailing in the first leg.

"Plus, the fans’ that night were marvellous and they were the major reason why we won."

Farhan's oustanding performance didn't only see him score two goals, but he also managed to create chances for his teammates to score. 

As Goal Malaysia Deputy Editor, Sadat Osman mentioned, "The 28-year-old was dangerous on the flanks as he nullified the Johor Darul Takzim defence."

Kelantan march into the semifinals to take on ATM, the team they faced in last year's Malaysia Cup final, Farhan pointed out that the Gladiators are indeed a very good side.

"ATM are a strong team but we will put in extra effort just to hold them and make it to this year’s final," he highlighted.

"We will be giving our best in the next match agaisnt ATM to be in the final for the sake of the fans."

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