Irfan and Ikhsan Fandi set for Portugese pastures with Sporting Braga trial

Brothers Ikhsan and Irfan Fandi are nearing towards their dream European move but fierce competition awaits

Ikhsan and Irfan Fandi will have a chance to make their dreams of playing in Europe come through. The Young Lions duo will be competing with 50 footballers of various nationalities for a contract with Portuguese top-tier side Sporting Braga when they head over for trials later this month.

It will be a familiar environment for Irfan, who was re-called for a second trial after impressing during a two-week stint at the club last month.

Recalling his experience, Irfan said: "The team are quite big and there are a lot of players with a lot of rotation between the first team, the B team and the reserve squad.

"One day you can be first team, one day you can be reserve team, so it's just how you perform and when you're good, you just go up."

On the other hand, Ikhsan who did not travel with his brother last month due to an ankle injury, will be hoping to return to full fitness before he flies, which could be as soon as next week.

Ikhsan Fandi, Singapore, SEA Games

But it’s safe to say the teenage forward has made good progress after scoring two goals in four appearances since his return from injury.

For the duo Europe is no stranger to them especially after training stints at European giants like Arsenal, Chelsea, AC Milan and Valencia.



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