Football: Albirex Niigata could sign up to four Singaporean players in a boost for 2019 SEA Games

(Clockwise from top left) Attacking midfielder Adam Swandi,  goalkeeper Shahul Rayyan, attacking midfielder Saifullah Akbar and defensive midfielder Joshua Pereira.
(Clockwise from top left) Attacking midfielder Adam Swandi, goalkeeper Shahul Rayyan, attacking midfielder Saifullah Akbar and defensive midfielder Joshua Pereira.PHOTOS: LIANHE ZAOBAO, SAIFULLAH AKBAR, ST FILE

SINGAPORE - In just one season at Albirex Niigata, Adam Swandi has enhanced his reputation as an all-rounded footballer, incisive in attack and tactically sound in defence.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder was the first Singaporean to sign for the Singapore Premier League champions and his eye-catching displays subsequently earned him the Young Player of the Year gong.

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