Safawi out of SEA Games

In what can only be considered a devastating blow, ace striker Safawi Rasid will not be joining the SEA Games squad on the plane to Manila,

This is due to the fact that he has played many matches and if not used sparingly, he could suffer a burnout.

And this setback will surely affect the chances of the SEA Games team to win gold although coach Dato Ong Kim Swee has enough other talented players to replace him.

Safawi is acknowledged as one of the regions rising and most feared strikers and his two goal exploit in the match against Indonesia on Tuesday night further enhanced his reputation.