Perak defender Nazirul Naim has succumbed to a hamstring injury and will miss Malaysia's international friendly against Indonesia in Soho on Sept. 6.
Singapore and Tampines Rovers striker Fazrul Nawaz is targeting the start of the next phase of 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying for his comeback.
Key Malaysia players Brendan Gan and Hazwan Bakri are in doubt for next week's friendly vs. Indonesia, giving coach Ong Kim Swee a selection headache.
Coach V. Sundramoorthy admits that he's relieved to have his big name players back for Singapore's international friendly away to Bahrain on Thursday.
Malaysia coach Ong Kim Swee says it's "not easy" to find replacements for the JDT quartet who announced their international retirements last month.
Despite a facial injury ruling him out for two months, Felda United's Christie Jayaseelan is still targeting a place in Malaysia's Suzuki Cup squad.