Football: Irfan Fandi rejects Braga offer, after breakdown in contract negotiations

Brothers Irfan (No. 17) and Ikhsan Fandi celebrate Irfan's winning goal in the Young Lions' 2-1 victory over Tampines Rovers.
Brothers Irfan (No. 17) and Ikhsan Fandi celebrate Irfan's winning goal in the Young Lions' 2-1 victory over Tampines Rovers. PHOTO: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - He knows it may come back to haunt him one day and he will have his fair share of critics, but Irfan Fandi stood by his decision to turn down a contract offer from Portuguese Primeira Liga side Sporting Braga.

"It's a very hard decision for me to take," the 21-year-old national defender told The Straits Times, who broke the news of his decision on Monday (Aug 20).

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