Second time lucky for Rusyaidi

Rusyaidi Salime.
Rusyaidi Salime.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

Garena Young Lions right-back Rusyaidi Salime, 18, was named winner of The New Paper Dollah Kassim Award during the National Football graduation ceremony held at Jurongville Secondary School yesterday.

Having also been nominated in 2014, Rusyaidi is part of the National Football Academy Under-18 team.

He was selected from a pool of six nominees including Irfan Najeeb, 17, Nur Adam Abdullah, 15, Danial Syafiq Mustaffa, 16, Justin Hui, 18, and Qayyum Raishyan, 16.

The award was started in 2010 to honour young football talents in Singapore under the age of 18, in memory of the late Dollah Kassim, also known as the “Gelek King” after his fondness for a feint.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 20, 2016, with the headline 'Second time lucky for Rusyaidi'. Print Edition | Subscribe