Exclusive: Perak make Shahrazen Said U-turn

Perak FA are now set to make a U-turn on their initial decision and proceed with the signing of experienced Bruneian forward, Shahrazen Said.

Reports initially broke two days ago, that Perak were ready to pursue other targets, with Shahrazen departing back for Brunei, but according to our sources today, the Seladangs have opted to go ahead with Shahrazen Said as their Asian foreign player for the 2015 season.

shahrazen saffcThe 28 year-old forward has been in Perak’s radar for quite some time, and was even invited for a trial in Ipoh recently, where he scored two goals in a few friendly games for them.

However, the management had doubts over his ability to be consistent and decided against pursuing his signature, with ex-Kedah forward Namkung Woong being drafted in as a potential replacement.


Vjeran Simunic in particular, was attracted to the prospect of snapping a player who was relatively decent throughout 2014, scoring seven goals in 17 appearances for the Canaries.

That being said, Namkung is currently nursing an injury that he picked up during Kedah’s Malaysia Cup tie against Pahang, which led to PAFA’s decision of not wanting to take a risk with the South Korean.

As a result of that, the Seladangs have decided to go ahead with Shahrazen Said, who is still undoubtedly well equipped in terms of experience, having been the Super League top scorer back in 2007.

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