Geylang International FC

5 Questions in 5 Minutes with Eagles’ FAST & FURIOUS Winger Hafiz Nor

12112363_1160256657322161_6652510267353238628_nGeylang International’s FAST & Furious Winger, Hafiz Nor shares his thoughts as an Eagle and his views about the upcoming fixture against Albirex Niigata (S), on 26th October 2015 at Jurong East Stadium.

5 Questions in 5 Minutes with Eagles’ FAST & FURIOUS Winger Hafiz Nor

Question 1 –

What went wrong in the ‘Eastern Derby’ 4-1 loss, against Tampines Rovers?

Ans: Overall, the team did well and played their hearts out. We stuck to our game-plan, but the Stags just kept on coming at us from all angles. The goals we conceded were early and unfortunate self-errors. Nevertheless, we did had our fair share of chances at goal and we should have done better upfront. We did not give up till the final whistle and thus we were rewarded with a consolation goal through Shawal Anuar.

Question 2 –

Looking forward to the game against Albirex Niigata (S) within a short of span of time, are you confident of getting a win and getting out of the dreaded bottom spot ?

Ans: Yes, I agree that we have only three days of rest and recovery before we turn on our engines again on Monday. Nevertheless, we are ready for the challenge and I am eager to play my part to etch a first-time win against the White Swans, this season. Furthermore, be it a point or three points, I would really want to get out of the bottom spot and the Eagles will be definitely be desperate and focused for a victory, despite being away from home. Furthermore, it will be a sweeter victory, if I can score and break my S.League goal drought.


Question 3 –

Your favourite team and player in the world of football?

Ans: Obviously it would be the Red Devils, Manchester United Football Club. My favourite player would be the living legend and current top goal scorer at Real Madrid FC, Cristiano Ronaldo. Honestly, whatever he does on or off the pitch motivates me. I have been following the Portuguese winger closely ever since, he wore the Number 7 in Manchester United. I always look up to his training methods, confidence, touches, speed and finishing. I do not try to be like him, but I always follow his belief which is to – Be Yourself and Give All In Every Game.

Question 4 –

Despite the ups and downs this season, your thoughts about the whole Geylang International team?

Ans: Every player in the team have their own unique respective ability. Hence, if we work together, we definitely can record positive results and climb higher in the table. We already have the bond and communication, but if we can adjust and collaborate with each other better, the results will speak for themselves.

The whole Eagles’ journey this season, has been great to some extent and also frustrating at some points. We did very well in The New Paper League Cup, however we took a hit with many injuries and suspensions towards the second-half of the S.League season. We suffered painful defeats but also managed to record points against some top teams in Singapore.

Overall, the club is like a close-knitted family together, with the supporter and fans. My fellow team-mates are the best and we have a few characters in the club.

Jozef Kaplan is the most hardworking, Syed Thaha is the joker of the team, Sevki Sha’ban is the coolest one of the lot, Anaz Hadee takes the most time in the dressing room and the young ones, Zulkifli Suzliman, Huzaifah Abdul Aziz, Hairul Syirhan and Shawal Anuar are always playful but serious when it comes to trainings.

Overall, each and every one of us are comfortable with each other and we strive for better results, in the future.


Question 5 –

Geylang are currently in the midst of sailing in the rough seas. With no silverware contention, this season how will the last few games be for the club?

Ans: Yes, it has been a rough patch for Geylang, and we really want to get out of the bottom spot. None of us, be it the coaches or players, have been in the bottom spot and we really want to get out of the slump so that it will be morale boosting for the remaining games, to climb up the table. We will play all the remaining games like ‘Cup-Finals’ as the club, players and fans deserve more than the last spot in the league. We are ready for the demanding month long fixtures and we are focused of clinching victories and points, to end the season one high note.


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