Making a name for himself, Fandi's second son Ikhsan wants to step out of dad's shadow, succeed in Norway stint

Ikhsan Fandi netted five goals in 12 internationals, more than any other Singapore player last year.
Ikhsan Fandi netted five goals in 12 internationals, more than any other Singapore player last year.PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIUS MYKLESET

Fandi's second son Ikhsan wants to step out of dad's shadow and succeed in Norway stint

He has yet to receive his jersey number at his new club, but Ikhsan Fandi is already clear which number he doesn't want.

Knowing how he looks up to his father Fandi Ahmad, it came as a surprise when the 19-year-old striker sheepishly said: "I don't like 17 lah. That is for my father, and maybe my older brother (21-year-old defender Irfan is actually set to wear No. 16 at Thai League 2 club Bangkok Glass), but not for me."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2019, with the headline 'Making a name for himself'. Print Edition | Subscribe