|By Khalis Rifhan
Indonesia’s first division club PSS Slemen are considering releasing their striker Noh Alam Shah due to fan pressure as they feel the former Singapore international have failed to significantly contribute to the team since his move to the club in March 2013.
Alam Shah has so far scored two goals, one from the penalty spot, in the Divisi Utama LPIS league, and failed to find the back of the net in their last two matches against PSBI Biltar and Persekap Pasuruan.
The Super Javanese Eagles’ manager Supardjiono said that management is not able to turn a deaf ear to the supporters' call for the removal of Alam Shah and they will review the situation soon.
“We will study it first and will not hesitate to make a decision; all factors will be considered even if we are forced to axe Alam Shah from the club,” explained Supardjiono to Goal.
Alam Shah was recruited by the club following his goal scoring exploits with Arema Indonesia and Persib Bandung but has failed to deliver the same level of performance with his new side.
“During his time in Persib, he played very well and showed his strength and it was the same when he was in Indonesia Super League (ISL),” added the manager.
“Obviously he is able to do better in the first division, and that is why we offered him a huge contract but he did not fulfill our objective.”
A year ago, Alam Shah made a surprise return to the S.League during the mid-season transfer period with Tampines Rovers. Although the 32-year-old did not score a goal, he picked up a championship medal as the Stags won the league title.
While Alam Shah is on the verge of being without a club, another former Singapore international Precious Emuejeraye has secured a contract with ISL club Persidafon Dafonsoro who are based in the Jayapura Regency in Papua.
Precious was previously sacked from Persiba Balikpapan for ‘poor performance’ and had been training with S.League club Woodlands Wellington earlier in the month but returned to Indonesia following an offer from Persidafon.
The defender made his debut for his new club in a 3-1 loss against his former club Sriwijaya FC on May 16 and has since been a regular for Ernest Pahelerang's side.