Lee Tuck faces race against clock to obtain Malaysian passport and represent the national team

English midfielder Lee Tuck has time until the end of April to provide the necessary documents that will allow him to receive a Malaysian passport so he can represent the national team.

Terengganu FC’s 30 year old midfielder Lee Tuck has stated his interest in turning out for the Malaysian national team as his maternal grandmother is a Malaysian who hails from Sabah.

However, the New Straits Times reports that Tuck’s documentation is still incomplete and that he faces a race against time to submit the necessary paperwork so that his Malaysian passport can be sanctioned.

“Tuck is interested, but we are still waiting for him to provide the documents before we can proceed in helping him become a naturalised player via heritage status.

“He has contacted his family back in England for the necessary documents,” said Zulfadli Rozi, Terengganu FC’s assistant manager following the FA Cup draw on Thursday.

Terengganu will go up against defending champions Pahang FC in the FA Cup quarterfinals. The first leg of the tie will be held at Kuala Terengganu either on April 30 or on May 1.