In today's Malay Newspaper, roughly translated "Fandi & Family to be based in Europe"
It reports that Fandi decided to based his entire family in Italy from 5th January next year after a Chinese friend, who wants to remain anonymous from the public, to sponsor $300k for the move. This is done to allow his 2 eldest sons, Irfan 13 and Ikhsan 11, to develop their full potential in Europe. He also commented his fourth child, also a son,Ilhan 4, have the potential like his brothers.
He further explains that he's giving 3-5 years to see how far they can go, giving them his full support for their future if they decide to do other things later.
Fandi also will be a staff of an Academy to scout for asian players for a Italian club.
I really support his move. Without debating if his children will or will not don Singapore colours, this move will pave the way for potential local players here ply their trade there.
It only will help local football as I see it. The Philippines national team teach us a thing or two about europe-based players.