Fandi's boys aim to impress club

Fandi Ahmad returns to FC Groningen, his former club in the Netherlands, with his sons Irfan (left) and Ikhsan. The duo are on a 10-day trial at the Eredivisie side, where Fandi played from 1983-1985.
Fandi Ahmad returns to FC Groningen, his former club in the Netherlands, with his sons Irfan (left) and Ikhsan. The duo are on a 10-day trial at the Eredivisie side, where Fandi played from 1983-1985.PHOTO COURTESY OF FANDI AHMAD

Positive feedback for Irfan and Ikhsan on trial at Groningen, the former club of their father

One of the first things that greeted Irfan and Ikhsan Fandi in the Netherlands, where they arrived for football trials with FC Groningen on Monday, was the Beep Test.

The fitness test, which was mandatory for S-League players from 2002 to 2012, was a major stumbling block for several high-profile names who struggled to pass it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2018, with the headline 'Fandi's boys aim to impress club'. Print Edition | Subscribe