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Australian Ferns to boost Melaka United Defence

Last update: 08/11/2019
MELAKA, Nov 8 -- Melaka United are getting the services of two imported players to strengthen their defence for the Super League campaign next season.

The Melaka United Soccer Association (MUSA) said in a statement today that the team had offered a contract to Darwin-born Curran Singh Ferns for the position of defensive midfielder and would renew that of South Korea's Jang Suk Won.

Ferns, 26, who is of Australian-Malaysian parentage, started his professional career in 2015 with the Brisbane City FC in the Australian Division 2 National Premier League before moving to Malaysia.

"He previously played in the domestic league in the country by joining Johor Darul Ta'zim II (JDT II) in 2016, before moving to Negeri Sembilan for two seasons, in 2016 and 2017.

"Later, he joined Felda United FC and became a key player for the Fighters squad to finish third in the Super League campaign and advance into the semi-finals of the 2017 Malaysia Cup," said the statement.

Ferns had also joined Thai club Sukhothai FC in the Thai League 1 in 2018 and 2019 before returning to Australia to join Port Melbourne SC in the middle of 2019 season.

Meanwhile, the 30-year-old Jang, an Asian import player under the guidance of head coach Zainal Abidin Hassan last season, was also offered a contract to stay on with the Hang Tuah squad for the 2020 season.

"We look forward to the inclusion of these two experienced players to help Melaka United be among the title contenders in all competitions next season," the statement added.

-- BERNAMA



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