‘Homesick’ Comvalius to leave Eagles

Dutch forward Sylvano Comvalius will leave Geylang International for home with his priority solely focused on being back with his young family amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The father-of-three has departed the club by mutual consent and has returned home to the Netherlands.

Comvalius made his Singapore Premier League debut against Hougang United in March and created his impression in his next game against Young Lions where he unleashed a thunderbolt to open accounts for the Eagles.

The 33-year-old has since gone on to play another five games for the Eagles and his last game was in the 5-2 defeat against Hougang United where he scored a consolation goal in stoppage time at Our Tampines Hub earlier this month.

“I would like to thank Geylang International for giving me the opportunity to be part of this club and Singaporean football. It has been a challenge to bring my family over to Singapore during this time and having considered all options, I decided it was in the best interest of my family that I return home as I want to be around them as much as possible.

“It has been a great honour to be part of the club and I will always remain a huge supporter of Geylang International,” said Comvalius.

Geylang International Chairman Thomas Gay said: “We had the privilege to work with Comvalius in the short time he has been with the club. He has been a consummate professional and we understand his desire to reunite with his family especially in these challenging times. We wish Sylvano the best of luck in his future endeavours.”