Khairul Amri spotted in Kelantan. Is KAFA looking at signing him?

Now that Kelantan’s explosive striker Mohammed Ghaddar officially belongs to Johor Darul Ta’zim, Kelantan FA (KAFA) is scrambling to find a replacement for him.

KAFA’s adviser Tan Sri Annuar Musa has also called for an immediate meeting to strategise the club’s next move and how they will make do without the presence of their star player.

It seems KAFA are currently on the verge of inking a deal with another Lebanese forward, 24-year-old Abou Bakr Al-Mel, to replace Mohammed Ghaddar’s position in the squad.

This was revealed on Abou Bakr Al-Mel’s Instagram page, where he posted a picture of himself with the caption “To my new team Kelantan”.

Another rumour has surfaced about KAFA’s mid-transfer window signings, after Khairul Amri from Tampines Rovers (Singapore) was spotted in Kota Bharu by fans. KAFA are in need of a forward, and the Singaporean is well known for his pace, dribbling skills, and powerful shots.

However, KAFA’s secretary general, Datuk Ismail Md Noor, has rubbished those rumours, saying that Khairul Amri’s presence in Kelantan is merely a coincidence and has nothing to do with KAFA.

“I can assure you that the rumour is not true.” Datuk Ismail told BHarian when contacted.

“We haven’t had any kind of contact with Tampines Rovers, never sent any offer letter to them either. Khairul Amri is not even on our radar.” he added.

Datuk Ismail added that KAFA are indeed looking at a few other Asian players to fill up their quota, they have been observing and will come to a decision very soon.

“When the time is right, KAFA’s adviser, Tan Sri Annuar Musa will make the announcement.”

“Khairul Amri is probably here on a holiday. It has absolutely nothing to do with us.” Datuk Ismail clarified.

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