Safee: We’re All Leaders Here, The Mark of Champions

Posted at 08:47h in THE VOICE OF CITY BOYS 


Arguably the biggest name in Malaysian football since the turn of the millennium, veteran player Safee made his first appearance this season, captaining the City Boys against M3 (3rd division) side, Langkawi City, in the First Round of the FA Cup, on Sunday.


The 38-year-old played a starring role in his 58 minutes run out, showing all the experience and skill he still possesses, creatively linking up play with Hadin, Zhafri, Partiban and Fakrul, and causing plenty of mayhem himself in the opponent’s box, as our team from the capital raced to a 4-0 lead until our No 10 was taken off with the job done, handing the mark of the leader to Brazilian Paulo Josue.


The Voice of City Boys inquired on the weight Safee had taken on with the captain’s armband strung around his arm from the get-go against the islanders. Calmly, our star journeyman who has called 8 different teams as home throughout his 21 years in the game, explained, “The captain armband is a formality. In this team, anyone can be a captain because of the culture of the team. Each player here has a champion mentality and top professionals.


What Safee brings is an immense wealth of knowledge, experience and know-how. While he may not be able to see playing time in every game, nor start too many games, it is his invaluable presence in the changing room and the training ground that coach Bojan will rely upon to mould the team into a team of champions as Safee is, a champion who has won almost everything domestically and internationally in this region.


The Kajang born, whose combined time with the City Boys over his previous and current stint is the longest he’s been at any one club throughout his career, was extremely proud of the team in the 8-0 over the Island Boys semi-pros, “I am very proud of the team’s performance. We got to score 8 goals and at the same time, we did not concede any goals at all. Personally, it is always a good feeling to be playing in the first eleven as it allows me to get back my touches and match confidence.”


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