MSL2017 Most Promising Players: #3 Ifwat Akmal Che Kassim

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The young goalkeeper made sure he is the top custodian for the team that captured this season's FA Cup final.

BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter


Goal  counts down the most promising players from the top competitions in the Malaysian football season in 2017, and here's number three.

More often than not, experience matters more for goalkeepers than players of different positions. This is why it is very rare for young goalkeepers to get a place in their teams' first eleven, much less for one of the title contenders.

This is why Kedah goalkeeper Ifwat Akmal Che Kassim has earned his place in Goal's MSL2017 Most Promising Players list. At 21-years old, not only is he already an integral part of his team, he is also a first eleven player in a season where the Red Eagles won the FA Cup and appeared in the Malaysia Cup final for the third consecutive time. Ifwat too played in both final matches.

On top of this, he was also part of the Malaysia U23 team which qualified for the 2018 AFC U23 Championship and won the silver medal at the 2017 SEA Games.

Statistically, he has played in a total of 28 competitive appearances, conceded 30 goals and kept 11 cleansheets this season.

MSL2017 Most Promising Players: #3 Ifwat Akmal Che Kassim

Check out #5 and #4 in the MSL2017 Most Promising Players, and wait for #2 tomorrow!

In the meantime, read our MSL2017  Best Players and Worst Flops lists.

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