Safuwan was a member of City's matchday squad as they beat defending AFC Champions League outfit West Sydney Wanderers 2-1.
The 23-year-old was an unused substitute, and while disappointed not to get out onto the park, Safuwan said he had learned a lot from the experience.
"It was really good to be part of the team today," Safuwan told The New Paper.
"Having to watch the game from the bench is not something I'm very used to. Plus, it was really cold.
"But it's a totally different experience for me, from the fans to the level of football.
"The environment in and around the stadium on matchday is different from what I'm used to," he added.
"I saw some of the fans after the game, signed a few shirts, shook hands with them and took some pictures.
"I think I can adapt to the football here, and I'll just work hard and wait for my chance."