Portuguese top-tier side Braga beckon for Irfan Fandi

Brothers Irfan (No. 17) and Ikhsan Fandi celebrate Irfan's winning goal in the Young Lions' 2-1 victory over Tampines Rovers on Wednesday. The duo are heading to Portugal for trials with Primeira Liga side Sporting Braga.
Brothers Irfan (No. 17) and Ikhsan Fandi celebrate Irfan's winning goal in the Young Lions' 2-1 victory over Tampines Rovers on Wednesday. The duo are heading to Portugal for trials with Primeira Liga side Sporting Braga.PHOTO: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE

Young Lion earns second trial at Portuguese top-tier side as he edges close to dream move

Singapore's Irfan Fandi is on track to realise his dream of playing professional football in Europe.

The eldest of national coach Fandi Ahmad's four sons has been asked to return to Portuguese side Sporting Braga for another trial, after a two-week stint with the club's Under-23 team last month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2018, with the headline 'Braga beckon for Irfan'. Print Edition | Subscribe