20 September 2022
Chua Wants Croatia

17 year-old Farmer Bunnies trainee Chua Wan Chun left for Croatian H.A.L VII.81 club hrmustavci on a free today, joining Dutch veteran defender Camiel van der Leij as only their second-ever signing. Croatian head coach Ljubinko Jerković has overseen a streak of seven unbeaten games since their season-opening defeat to Prudence Provisionals, and the fans have to be backing his slow and steady approach to squad-building.

This would be taken as an odd decision in some quarters, with two-time Singapore Cup winners Haha - who moreover finished runners-up in the S-League just two seasons ago - having also made an offer to the budding forward. Witold Tatera was reportedly unable to provide playing time guarantees, however, which scuppered his hopes of luring Chua to join former Pearl Divers lad Bhaskar Babu as part of their rebuild.

Rancher Rabbits scout Yip De Da, who brought Chua to the academy, could see the merits of both options, and stressed that Chua had the final say. "He's one of the rare ones that has most of the required tools as a striker from the beginning - speed, finishing, an eye for assists. He would have done well either way, and the way I see it, he can move back anytime once he's established himself abroad no issues."

Grilled International would also reap another - far larger - windfall from a former youth player, as former national star Besar bin Hj Zaim made his second big move in a month, from Jordanian giants Deportiva Rioja on to Italian Division Six club janfreenk. While this could be seen as a huge downgrade for Besar's prestige, his price tag had actually increased marginally to S$11.6 million on the lastest transfer.

Besar made it clear that he did not consider leaving Rioja a failure on his part despite barely featuring, though he did pick up a maiden Hattrick Masters appearance coming on in extra time, in a loss on penalties to Tanzanian national cupwinners Pugu Hill Sunbirds. "I always look forward only."

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2016-08-01 00:37:41
anonymous: Thanks for the special mention :) I would just like to expre...
2015-08-17 18:50:02
anonymous: excellent read as always!- Yjorn
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2014-12-14 16:56:39
gilbertlim: well, it seemed like that.
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