Singapore Football

Fareez aims far

NO MORE INTERRUPTION: Fareez Farhan can focus on his football career now after completing his NS last September.

FAREEZ FARHAN

HOUGANG UNITED

He made his professional debut at 16 and was touted as the next big thing in Singapore football but, like many other young prospects, Fareez Farhan found his football career hampered by national service (NS), which he completed last September.

However, showing maturity beyond his years, the 20-year-old acknowledged that was his duty, and is now focused only on getting his career back on track at Hougang United.

"Obviously, I had some interruptions in the last two years due to NS, but it's something every guy has to do in Singapore," he said.

I'm just very excited to be coming to a new club to start afresh and the coach (Salim Moin) has shown me a lot of faith.

"I'm still young but now is the time for me to have a real go at establishing myself, and then who knows what could happen in the future?"

  • The writer is a freelancer.