Football: National U-23 midfielder Saifullah Akbar to give his all in trial with Spanish club Tenerife

Singapore footballer Saifullah Akbar, 19, with his agent Ash Hashim and LaLiga Singapore office managing director Ivan Codina. The attacking midfielder leaves on Tuesday for a 10-day trial with Spanish club Tenerife.
Singapore footballer Saifullah Akbar, 19, with his agent Ash Hashim and LaLiga Singapore office managing director Ivan Codina. The attacking midfielder leaves on Tuesday for a 10-day trial with Spanish club Tenerife.ST PHOTO: WANG MENG MENG

With national players Irfan Fandi and Anders Aplin venturing out of South-east Asia to further their football careers, Saifullah Akbar wants to be the next Singaporean to follow their footsteps.

The 19-year-old will leave for Spain on Tuesday for a 10-day trial with the reserve team of Spanish second division club Tenerife.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 04, 2018, with the headline 'Saifullah dreaming big with Spanish sojourn'. Print Edition | Subscribe