Football: Irfan and Ikhsan Fandi out to impress in trials with dad's former club FC Groningen

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

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 local footballers after several high-profile names struggled to pass it.

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