17 year-old Farmer Bunnies youth wingback Faiz Ashraf joined Yang out of the door, as he joined Barbados Division Three mainstays Taterende Squaw for a nominal fee. Squaw were not without pedigree either, being an affiliate of Belgian Division Two former Belgium Emerald Challenger Cup winners, Patman Rovers.
While there remained some concerns about Squaw's long-term prospects, with some fans frustrated at the club's failure to promote, the installation of Swede Håkan Carlsson as their new head coach has smoothed over some worries. Carlsson had previously presided over decent stints in Finland and Switzerland at Vesijärven pallo and ORANJE-ALLSTARS respectively, and their over-S$5 million sales of 19 year-olds Jarl Paludan and Mahziar Asghari exhibited proficiency in player development, if not retention.
With this, Ashraf may well be expected to step directly into the breach, and the youngster praised as a natural airman by scout Tong Han Kong claimed to be more than ready, having turned down solid offers from Denmark's Teewinot Trailblazers and Ang Mo Kio III.13 champions Galactic Eagles CF. "Worrying never helped me, and I don't understand why I should begin now."