Exclusive: Gabor Gyepes eyeing return to Malaysian football

Former Sarawak FA defender Gabor Gyepes has revealed that he is looking to return to Malaysian football as soon as the April transfer window opens in less than two weeks.

The Hungarian center-back was released by the Crocs at the end of last year, after reportedly picking up a toe injury that ruled him out for an indefinite period. But Gabor has undergone rehabilitation since then and is keen on returning to competitive football as soon as possible.

“Yes, I plan on going back to Malaysia,” he told

Photo Credit: NSFootball
Photo Credit: NSFootball

“I have two options. Either I go back to Malaysia or remain in Hungary due to family reasons but as of now, I want to get back to football so my priority is Malaysia.

“My agent has been working on it [regarding possible clubs], there’s no official word yet but we’re getting closer.

The former Cardiff City defender was a massive hit with Sarawak, winning over fans with his exemplary performances at the heart of their defence. Gabor formed a sturdy partnership with Ronny Harun; often successfully keeping opposition forwards at bay.

The decision to let go of him was met with dismay by fans, and even the man himself was disappointed, claiming that he was extremely keen on remaining with the Crocs.

Photo Credit: Sarawak Crocs
Photo Credit: Sarawak Crocs

“I was really disappointed, because my plan was to stay with them for as long as I could.

“I enjoyed every single minute of my time there. Every home game was an incredible experience. The Sarawakian fans were amazing,” he added.

The Crocs have had a disappointing start to the season thus far, amassing five points from their first five games of the season. They were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Kelantan. When quizzed on whether the mass departure of players had anything to do with their downfall, Gabor’s response was relatively straightforward.

“Yes, that’s precisely what football is all about. Players that do well throughout a season, will always look for an improved contract.

Photo Credit: The Star
Photo Credit: The Star

“If the club is able to afford the new deal they are looking for, then all is well. But that’s doesn’t happen all the time. It’s equally hard for the management as well.

“But at the end of the day, the season is long, and Sarawak still have ample amount of time to produce a good run and start picking up points,” he added.

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