Take leap abroad, but with eyes open

Know your contract and have back-up plans, say Lions who had issues with foreign clubs

Faris Ramli sealed a deal with SPL side Hougang just weeks after the mutual termination of his contract with Perlis.
Faris Ramli sealed a deal with SPL side Hougang just weeks after the mutual termination of his contract with Perlis.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/HOUGANG UNITED

A winger with a nose for goals, Singapore international Faris Ramli smelled a rat when he signed a one-year deal with Malaysian Premier League (MPL) club Perlis, worth more than US$100,000 (S$136,000), last month.

He was promised an apartment, but had to put up in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, pay the bill of a few hundred ringgits himself, and wait for reimbursement.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2019, with the headline 'Take leap abroad, but with eyes open'. Subscribe