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Football: Baihakki comes to terms with being dropped to second-tier JDT II

Published on Apr 20, 2014 6:25 PM
 
Johor Darul Takzim's (JDT) football players Baihakki Khaizan (left) and Hariss Harun, both from Singapore, working out in the gymnasium at Tan Sri Dato Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium in Larkin, Johor on Jan 23, 2014. SINGAPORE international defender Baihakki Khaizan has opened up over him being dropped from Malaysian Super League football side Johor Darul Takzim's (JDT) roster for the remainder of the season. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ZAINAL YAHYA

SINGAPORE international defender Baihakki Khaizan has opened up over him being dropped from Malaysian Super League football side Johor Darul Takzim's (JDT) roster for the remainder of the season.

On Saturday, the 30-year-old announced online that he has been "rested" by the management, and will turn out for second-side JDT II, who are playing in the second-tier Malaysian Premier League, from next season onwards instead.

Speaking to The Straits Times, the 30-year-old said that he has come to terms with his demotion, which was born out of tactical reasons rather than a falling-out with the coaching team.

"Naturally, I was pretty disappointed after hearing the news as I did not expect something like that to happen to me," said Baihakki.

 
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