Football: Baihakki Khaizan signs one-year deal with top-tier Thai team Trat FC

National defender Baihakki Khaizan is looking forward to finally playing in the top tier after being sent on loan to Thai League 2's Udon Thani.
National defender Baihakki Khaizan is looking forward to finally playing in the top tier after being sent on loan to Thai League 2's Udon Thani.PHOTO: COURTESY OF BAIHAKKI KHAIZAN

SINGAPORE - Less than three weeks before he turns 35 on Jan 31, national defender Baihakki Khaizan is counting his blessings after he signed a one-year contract with Thai League 1 side Trat FC on Friday (Jan 11).

The 1.89-metre centre-back moves from Thai giants Muangthong United and is looking forward to finally playing in the top tier after being sent on loan to Thai League 2's Udon Thani, where he played in 23 league games and scored one goal as they finished sixth last season.

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