Khairulnizam: I am very proud of the team
By Deepanraj Ganesan on 28 May 2014
The season started in spectacular style for the Eagles in terms of goals, when Hafiz Nor produced a magnificent strike in the opening game of the season against the Warriors. Since then, Fabian Kwok’s goal has taken the entire spotlight for the wonder goal he netted against Albirex Niigata (S) weeks ago. In the preliminary round cup tie against Woodlands Wellington however, right back Khairulnizam Jumahat scored a goal to possibly rival both Fabian and Hafiz’s strikes this season.
The Eagles’ first real effort on goal, it proved to be the opener and a strike to remember for ages. As Mustaqim’s free kick was headed away by the Woodlands’ defence, many would have thought the Rams had cleared their lines. But, Geylang International’s Khairulnizam Jumahat had other ideas. He let rip from almost 50 yards out as he hit a scorcher that flew past Yazid Yasin in goal.
Speaking to Eagles TV post match was the man himself. Asked to describe his goal, Khairulnizam said: “It was a good effort. I wanted to cross the ball but in my mind, I wanted to give it a try.”
Continuing, the player also lavished praised onto his team. He said: “I am very proud of the team because we played to our strengths and instructions of the coach.”
With the 5-1 thumping of Woodlands, Khairulnizam and his Eagles’ teammates will be looking to make it a rewarding year in terms of cup success. He beamed: “I think we can go very far. My aim is to go to the final and it would be a great achievement.”