Football: Madhu Mohana's Negeri nightmare a cautionary tale

Madhu's predicament not an isolated example of overseas moves turning sour, say experts

Madhu Mohana (in cap) with Negeri team-mates while on a training tour in pre-season. He says the club cited a "long-term" groin injury for ending his contract.
Madhu Mohana (in cap) with Negeri team-mates while on a training tour in pre-season. He says the club cited a "long-term" groin injury for ending his contract.

It took less than two months for Madhu Mohana's dream move up north to go south.

Last December, he signed a year-long contract with three-time Malaysia Cup champions Negeri Sembilan and was set to play professional football outside Singapore for the first time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 25, 2018, with the headline 'Negeri nightmare a cautionary tale'. Subscribe