Another Busy Bees alumni got started with his pro career yesterday, as 18 year-old wingback Lamat bin Hj Ahmad agreed terms with Italian eighth divisioners Dan peterson MVP. There will be stiff competition, however, with Nicola Fornaciari also bringing in Brazilian Natã da Guia, Thai Charnchai Shinnawatra and Spaniard Stefano D'Affuso on frees, with Ettore Petruni as a striker.
Competition is something that Lamat was never afraid of, fortunately. "If I had feared going up against better players, I wouldn't be here today!" he quipped. Noted to be in the more attacking mould, Lamat's considerable swiftness has seen him escape the consequences of bad decisions more often than not; he acknowledges, however, that it may no longer be enough at the senior level.
The outlook remains bleak for Grilled International, as they fell 0-5 at El Salvadorian Division Two club FC Pipil. The former Copa Consolación winners were natty in their home kit of all black with off-centered blue-and-red stripe, and lived up to their appearance with Piotr Czarnynoga and Carlos Velásquez a cut above anything International had to offer. Central midfielder Adrián Solar benefitted the most from his team's straightforward dominance, as he essentially scored the same goal three times.
International were also hit by a sudden strained thigh to Abdul Hamid bin Hj Ali Timbang
early on, which will be enough to see him out for about ten days, according to the medical team. Yao Erguo
also saw himself sent off for a second yellow in the 59th, but International were already three goals down by then.