Football: LionsXII defender Shakir Hamzah vows to make good
I was thinking only about football. Football, football, football.
Hours after his release from detention yesterday, LionsXII defender Shakir Hamzah opened up about the circumstances that led to his four-day sentence.
"I wanted to be with the team so much, I didn't think of anything else," he said. "It is all my fault and I am sorry."
With his head shaven like all national service (NS) detainees, the 20-year-old was contrite as he spoke to the media near his family home in Bishan last night.
DEBT OF GRATITUDE
I’m stunned the fans have shown support even though I created all these problems. I owe them, and my family, a lot.
– Shakir Hamzah
CHANGING FOR THE BETTER
The only way that I can show I am a changed man is through my actions... I’ll accept whatever punishment they mete out.
GIVE HIM A FINE
Youngsters make mistakes but he will have my full support to learn from that. He should be fined for what he did – that’s it.
– Bernd Stange, Singapore coach