Goodbye, Selangor – Syahmi’s a crouching Southern Tiger

PETALING JAYA: After months of speculation, Syahmi Safari’s next destination in the Super League has been finally unveiled – it’s Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT).

The top club released a video of the national rightback arriving at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium on their social media pages yesterday.

In November last year, Selangor announced that Syahmi had left the club on mutual consent after playing for them for five years.

He made his professional debut with Selangor in 2017 and has been one of the leaders in the team since 2019.

Speculations were rife that he could be joining the Southern Tigers, but some rumours claimed that he had offers from Melaka and Thai club Muangthong United.

But all those were quashed with JDT’s announcement yesterday and Syahmi expressed his joy in joining the club, led by coach Benjamin Mora, for the new season.

“There is only one destination in Malaysian football – it is Johor Darul Ta’zim. This is a challenge, a challenge for me to move forward and achieve success as a footballer,” he said.

With his arrival, JDT will have an arsenal of top wingbacks in the country – both left and right.

The other players in that position are S. Kunanlan, Matthew Davies, La’vere Corbin Ong and Azrif Nasrulhaq.

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