Noh Alam Shah set to join PSS Sleman

The First Division club's manager revealed that the former Singapore international is on the verge of joining them, as they aim for promotion to the Indonesian Premier League
By Khalis Rifhan

Former Singapore international Noh Alam Shah is on the verge of joining Indonesian First Division club PSS Sleman after his future was left hanging when investors withdrew their support for his previous club, Arema (IPL) a month ago.

Alam Shah will team up with former Indonesia striker Budi Sudarsono, who was also recently recruited by the Javanese Super Eagles, as they aim to challenge for the league title and promotion to the Premier League. 

According to team manager Supardjiono, negotiations with Alam Shah are almost completed and the former Tampines Rovers player is almost certain to join the club soon.

“Along (Alam Shah) is feeling at home here with us," he told Indonesia.

"There is no problem during negotiations and we can safely say that he is 99 percent to be in action soon.

“When everything is completed, PSS is set to benefit hugely from this move. Not only will our squad be strong, Along is also able to bring in the fans in."

Alam Shah made his professional debut with Sembawang Rangers in 1998 before turning out for Tampines Rovers for six years after moving to the club in 2003. He remains the Stags' all-time AFC Cup top-scorer with 12 goals. 

The fiery striker made his debut in Indonesian football with Arema Indonesia in 2009 and made the switch to Persib Bandung in 2012 until the end of their domestic campaign.

Alam Shah returned to Singapore mid-way through last season with Tampines Rovers and despite not finding the back of the net, he received a championship medal as they won the S.League title.