Singapore Premier League • February 14, 2019

Fareez Farhan makes Geylang switch


Photo: Geylang International

SINGAPORE, 14 FEBRUARY 2019 – A new predator joined the Eagles’ nest on Wednesday evening, as Geylang International announced the signing of Fareez Farhan.

The 24-year-old forward moves on after two seasons at Hougang United and follows in the footsteps of Syahiran Miswan, who also joined from the Cheetahs earlier this year.

Fareez, who is the 10th acquisition unveiled by the Geylang so far ahead of the 2019 Singapore Premier League season, is looking forward to working under former Singapore international Mohd Noor Ali.

“He gave me a call to come to Geylang because he believed I could be an asset to the team with my ability and I’m happy to be signed by him because he is a good coach,” he told the SPL website.

“My personal aim is to try and score as many goals as I can and help the team win. I am also aiming to perform well enough to earn a national team call-up; playing for my country has always been my dream.

“Like every other team, Geylang is also aiming to win the league and it will be great if we can win some silverware this season.”

Fareez was regarded as a highly-rated prospect when he made his professional debut in 2011 at the age of 16 years and 256 days for Gombak United, coming on as an 88th-minute substitute for Chang Jo-yoon in a 0-0 league draw against Albirex Niigata (S). That made him the second-youngest ever debutant in the league then, behind Hariss Harun; Vasileios Zikos Chua eclipsed both of them last season.

After two years with the Bulls, Fareez had two spells each at both the Young Lions (2012 to 2014, 2016) and Hougang (2015 and 2017 to 2018). He has amassed a total of 120 league appearances and scored 19 times, with an eight-goal haul in 2016 being his best scoring campaign.

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