In his 17 years of playing professional football, he had never experienced anything like it.
So when Geylang United goalkeeper Yazid Yasin (above) was approached to throw his team’s S-League match against Harimau Muda on Thursday, he was blown away.
According to court papers, Mr Yazid was offered $6,000 – $4,000 upfront and another $2,000 if the “kelong” was successful – by former Geylang teammates Kim Jae Hong and Jeon Byung Euk to ensure that the Eagles lost to the Malaysian team.
His teammate, striker Mun Seung Man, was also approached and asked not to score.
Mr Yazid played the entire 90 minutes on Thursday, and even though Geylang lost 2-0, he pulled off a number of important saves to keep his side in the game.
For him, accepting the money was never an option.