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Baihakki Khaizan wins “Best Defender” honour at FAM Annual Awards 2013

Baihakki Khaizan wins “Best Defender” honour at FAM Annual Awards 2013

SINGAPORE, 30 November 2013: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is pleased to share that Lions XII and Singapore National Team Defender, Baihakki Khaizan has been named “Best Defender” at the Anugerah Bolasepak Kebangsaan 2013, otherwise known as the Annual Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) Awards 2013. The annual awards honours the best players in various categories from all Malaysian competitions, and for the first time, Singapore’s Lions XII have four nominees including V.Sundramoorthy (Best Coach), Shahril Ishak (Best Striker), Izwan Mahbud (Best Goalkeeper) and Baihakki Khaizan (Best Defender)

At the awards ceremony held earlier today at Hotel Grand Blue Wave, Selangor, Baihakki was nominated together with Mahalli Jasuli (Selangor), Azizi Mat Rose (Kelantan), Razman Roslan, Jalaluddin Jaafar (both of Pahang) and Amiridzwan Taj Tajudin (ATM), and he was delighted to be named Best Defender for his consistently quality performances in the Malaysian competitions.

A beaming Baihakki said: ” It is a great honour to represent Singapore and Lions XII at the Annual Football Association of Malaysia Awards 2013, and to be the only Singaporean to win an award here. I would also like to congratulate Shahril, Izwan and Coach Sundram who were nominated for their respective categories. I would like to thank the Football Association of Singapore for giving me the opportunity to play for Lions XII, as well as to our sponsors, my team-mates, officials and the fans have who supported me on this incredible journey with Lions XII. Lastly, a big Thank You to everyone who have supported the team in all the various competitions throughout the season.”

Mr Zainudin Nordin, President of FAS offers his congratulations to Baihakki, saying : “I would like to congratulate Baihakki Khaizan for winning the FAM’s Best Defender Award 2013. Goals win games, but defences win titles, and Bai has certainly played an integral part of the Lions XII’s 2013 MSL title win. He has certainly made all Singapore fans proud and hopefully this can encourage our young players to work hard to achieve regional and international distinction”