Southeast Asia Player of the Week: Khairul Azhan

The Pahang goalkeeper made his Malaysia senior team debut against the Philippines over the weekend and put on an impressive display to deny the visitors
Southeast Asia Player of the Week
Khairul Azhan
AGE 24
POSITION Goalkeeper
PLAYS FOR Malaysia

Goal Malaysia Chief Editor Falah Abdullah: "Ong Kim Swee raised a few eyebrows when he handed a full international debut to Khairul Azhan in his first match in charge against the Philippines. The Pahang custodian did not disappoint as he made a few saves to deny the Azkals and looked assured when called upon. A solid debut for the ever-improving 24-year-old goalkeeper."

Congratulations to Khairul Azhan, Goal's 13th Southeast Asia Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mentions

Patrick Deyto - Philippines

Goal Indonesia's Eric Noveanto: "The Green Archers shot-stopper was in the limelight for the Azkals in their scoreless away draw against Malaysia. He got off to a promising start under new coach Thomas Dooley, making an impressive debut with a superb performance that included two wonderful saves in the second-half."

Yasir Hanapi - Home United

Goal Singapore Senior Editor Teng Kiat: "The Protectors midfielder opened his accounts for the season against Geylang International, netting twice as his side won 4-1. He controlled Lee Kwan Woo's lovely chipped pass and blasted it in off the post to put his team 2-0 up, then rounded off the scoring with a deflected shot late in the second-half."

Teeratep Winothai - Bangkok Glass FC

Goal Thailand Deputy Editor Thana Wongmanee: "After scoring a double to lead his side to a win in the first match of the new Thai Premier League season, the Bangkok Glass captain did it again in the Toyota League Cup first round. He scored two goals and provided one assist, helping his side thrash Chachoengsao FC 6-0. The most memorable moment would be the Ronaldo-esque free-kick he converted; he later revealed he had trained for it 30-40 times daily."