Football: Kedah-bound national defender Shakir Hamzah enjoying a new lease of life

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Shakir Hamzah the reformed family man with wife Erni Maulood, two-month-old son Noah Uwais Sharel and daughters Emily Aisyah, two, and Estelle Aisyah, one.
Shakir Hamzah the reformed family man with wife Erni Maulood, two-month-old son Noah Uwais Sharel and daughters Emily Aisyah, two, and Estelle Aisyah, one.ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN

Former bad boy puts his wild days behind him, credits wife and dad for change

SINGAPORE - He was arrested for failing to attend court for a traffic summons last year, and served four days in detention after being charged by the Singapore Police Force in 2013 for going absent without official leave (AWOL) to play in a Malaysia Super League (MSL) match.

Released by Tampines Rovers at the end of the 2017 S-League season for disciplinary issues according to then Stags coach Jurgen Raab, national defender Shakir Hamzah could have easily turned out to be one of those talented footballers who strayed and never got to fulfil their potential.

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