Young Tigers have one month to decide fate

Young Tigers' boss, Ong Kim Swee, wants his players to decide their future quickly as he wants them to focus on the 2013 SEA Games in December.

Harimau Muda 'A' head coach, Ong Kim Swee, has given six of his players one month to make the decision to stay with the team or to accept offers from different clubs.

According to him, he wants to end this speculation and rumours involving their players quickly as he wants them to focus solely on retaining the gold medal in the SEA Games this December.

"These six players have a contract with us until the end of this year," Ong told Sinar Harian.

"Whether they want to stay or leave for another team is up to them because we know that they received various offers from various clubs.

"However, with a huge task in the SEA Games, I do not want any of my players to be distracted by unnecessary issues, so I want them to make a decision by the end of this month."

The six players are Irfan Fazail, Fadhli Shas, Fandi Othman, Wan Zaharulnizam, Thamil Arasu, Izham Tarmizi and Hazwan Bakri.

Johor Darul Takzim are reportedly interested in bringing three of them to the Southern state; Irfan, Fadhli and Fandi despite the fact that all of them are still eligible for the Under-23 team next year.

Izzaq Faris, Syahid Zaidon and Hazwan Rahman, however, will be leaving the Young Tigers' set up as they will no longer be eligible to play due their age.

Ong and his team are currently busy preparing for the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar later this year and have planned a series of friendly matches with clubs from Jordan in November.