The four Kedah FA youngsters who are undergoing a one-month training stint at Cardiff City met with the Premier League club’s owner and Malaysian businessman Vincent Tan on Sunday.
Aminuddin Abu Bakar and Muhammad Suhaimie Saad of Kedah FA’s U-21 squad and Muhammad Asri Mohamad and Mohd Fadzrul Danel Nizam who are part of their senior squad in the Malaysian Super League have been training in Cardiff with the club’s U-23 squad for the last couple of weeks.
The players are spending a month in the Welsh capital training with the Bluebirds’ Academy and the experience also incorporates matches, first-team fixtures and off-field experiences.
Back in 2015, coach Victor Andrag along with four players — Loqman Hakim, Muhammad Akhyar, Osman Yusof and Shazuan Hazani – had also spent five weeks with Cardiff City — the club bought by a Malaysian consortium headed by Tan in 2010.
The Kedah players, on their latest visit to the club, were invited to watch Cardiff’s Premier League match against Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea — a match the Londoners won 2-1, thanks to two late goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
On the sidelines of the game, the Malaysian players also met with Cardiff owner Tan and exchanged pleasantries. The players will continue to train with Cardiff till April 10 before returning to Kedah.