Southeast Asia Player of the Week: Fakri Saarani

The 24-year-old striker was in hot form last week, grabbing the winning goal in Yemen for Malaysia and then equalising against LionsXII in a surprise away win
Southeast Asia Player of the Week
Fakri Saarani
AGE 24
PLAYS FOR Malaysia/Kelantan FA

Goal Malaysia Chief Editor Falah Abdullah: "The striker that Malaysian football fans love to hate proved his doubters wrong with a week to remember as he scored Harimau Malaya's stylish winning goal against Yemen in the Asian Cup Qualifiers and grabbed Kelantan's first goal against LionsXII last weekend. In both of these fixtures, Fakri not only displayed his predatory instincts but utilised his ox-like stamina to help out defensively as well."

Congratulations to Fakri Saarani, Goal's 14th Southeast Asia Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mentions

Sasa Ognenovski - Sydney FC

Goal Australia Chief Editor: "We simply couldn't overlook the former AFC Champions League winner after his tremendous performance on Saturday night as the Sky Blues came from a goal down to beat their local rivals 3-1. Taking over as captain after Alessandro Del Piero went off, the towering centre-back hardly put a foot wrong and was instrumental in keeping his hot-headed colleagues in line. That includes Ali Abbas, who slotted home Sydney's third goal from the penalty spot despite having been the alleged victim of racial or cultural abuse, a matter which is now under FFA investigation. The Iraqi midfielder had to be physically restrained by Ognenovski after being enraged by those alleged comments."

Kurnia Meiga - Indonesia

Goal Indonesia Assistant Editor Donny Afroni: "Indonesia lost to Saudi Arabia in their last Asian Cup qualifiers, but thanks to Kurnia Meiga Garuda they did not concede more goals. His great reflex saved Indonesia several times. One of them via Omar Hawsawi's header from very close range. No wonder Saudi coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro gave him special praise after the game."

Teerasil Dangda - SCG Muangthong United

Goal Thailand Deputy Editor Thana Wongmanee: "Soon-to-be UD Almeria striker was appointed as captain for the national team even though Thailand eventually lost 5-2. Over the weekend he scored two stylish goals for SCG Muangthong United, trashing nine-man home side TOT SC 3-0."