Football: Ikhsan impresses in trial with Norwegian top-tier side IK Start but move on hold due to coronavirus situation

Ikhsan Fandi (left), who netted the opener for IK Start in a 2-0 friendly over Grorud IL, and fellow scorer Kasper Skaanes.
Ikhsan Fandi (left), who netted the opener for IK Start in a 2-0 friendly over Grorud IL, and fellow scorer Kasper Skaanes.PHOTO: IK START

SINGAPORE - Even as the top European football leagues sweat on whether they will complete their seasons in the midst of coronavirus-enforced suspensions, over in Norway where football competitions usually begin in spring, the concern is when the upcoming season will kick off.

The uncertainty has had a direct impact on Singapore football starlet Ikhsan Fandi, whose hopes of making the leap up from the Norwegian second division to the top tier now hangs in the balance.

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