Football: Irfan Fandi signs for S.League's Home United

Football: Irfan Fandi signs for S.League's Home United

The 18-year-old bolsters the ranks of the Protectors, which finished sixth in the last season of the S.League.

Irfan with Home United scarf

SINGAPORE: Promising local striker Irfan Fandi has signed for S.League club Home United, according to a post on the club's Facebook page on Tuesday (Jan 5).

The 18-year-old will be part of the Protectors' 2016 squad, joining the likes of Ken Ilso and Juma'at Jantan for the upcoming season. He returns home following a stint at Chilean top division club Universidad Catolica.

"Irfan Fandi will bring power and pace to the Protectors’ offensive line but more will be the done as the coaching staff will look to maximise his potential during his time here," the club wrote.

IRFAN FANDI COMPLETES MOVE TO HOME UNITEDThe club is proud to announce the signing of Irfan Fandi for the 2016 season....

Posted by Home United Football Club on ; Tuesday, 5 January 2016

According to a November article by FourFourTwo, Irfan turned down an offer to stay with the Chilean club to fulfill his National Service commitments.

"The club actually offered me to stay and sign for them," the teenager told FourFourTwo. "But I thought that if I stay there and they give me like a four-year contract, I still have to come back and serve NS - that will be a waste. So I've decided to at least finish NS first, then go back after I finish the two years."

In 2014, Irfan was named by The Guardian as one of the 40 best young talents in world football.

Source: CNA/kk