Feb 05, 2024 - FAS
Selangor FC will receive an injection of new young energy after goalkeeper Azim Al Amin and four Selangor U23 players have been promoted into the main squad for preparations ahead of the Malaysian League for the 2024/2025 season.
Azim Al Amin or better known as Azim started his professional career with the Kuala Lumpur City FC from the season 2021 until 2023. This 23-year-old player managed to break into the KL City FC main squad by making six appearances last season. In addition, Azim is also one of the individuals who has helped The City Boys advance to the 2023 FA Cup Final with his outstanding performance in the Semi-Final round.
Great ability to keep the goal safe, his name has become the talk of the town after showing an excellent performance for the national U23 squad against China U23 in a friendly match last December. Azim is also expected to line up the Harimau Muda squad as the main goalkeeper for the U23 Asian Cup tournament that will take place in Doha, Qatar, soon.
Apart from Azim, the four new faces will be with the main squad of Selangor FC which are the Selangor U23 captain last season, Faiz Amer (21 years old), midfielder Haiqal Haqeemi (21 years old), defender Aiman Hakimi (19 years old) and the youngest player national squad B23 years, Muhammad Abu Khalil (19 years). All four of them are key players in the Gergasi Merah U23 squad who were once called up to join the senior squad for two series of international friendly matches against Persiraja and PSIS Semarang in Indonesia in August 2023.
According to Azim Al Amin, he can't wait to continue his journey in the football scene with Selangor FC, "I am grateful for being offered the opportunity to be with the Gergasi Merah club. I'm sure I can learn a lot from the other players, especially the team's goalkeepers like Yan (Khairulazhan Khalid) and Sam (Samuel Somerville). I also hope that the high level of competition between us will further mature my playing style from time to time," Azim hopes.
At the same time, Faiz Amer, the captain of the Selangor B23 squad also expressed his gratitude, "Alhamdulillah, now it’s my turn along with Haiqal Haqeemi, Muhammad and Aiman Hakimi to be promoted to the Gergasi Merah senior squad. This is the dream of every young player to perform on a higher stage with the senior team. I want to make this opportunity a challenge for me to perform better this season."
Selangor FC welcomes Azim Al Amin and we hope that these young players can take advantage of the opportunities given at the Red Giants camp for the 2024/2025 season.
PLAYER PROFILE #PromotedRed
NAME: FAIZ AMER
DATE OF BIRTH: JAN 15, 2003 (21 YEARS OLD)
POSITION: DEFENDER (CB/RB)
NAME: HAIQAL HAQEEMI
DATE OF BIRTH: 4 NOV 2003 (21 YEARS OLD)
POSITION: MIDFIELDER (CM)
NAME: MUHAMMAD ABU KHALIL
DATE OF BIRTH: 11 APR 2005 (19 YEARS OLD)
POSITION: MIDFIELDER (CDM)
NAME: AIMAN HAKIMI
DATE OF BIRTH: 28 JAN 2005 (19 YEARS OLD)
POSITION: DEFENDER (CB/RB)