From the Cubs for the Lions
Mahbud has been proven as one of the better keepers in the region through his outstanding displays, but few understand that he used to be a forward. Born to some footballing family, Mahbud trained as a striker during his childhood along with his father who was simply a former amateur footballer, but a car accident saw his role changed forever when he took part in a youth tournament.
“Our goalkeeper was unavailable for a match and that we were in desperate will need a goalkeeper,” recalled the LionsXII goalkeeper, who helped his club to both league and cup titles within the 2013 Malaysian Super League season. “I volunteered. I became spotted by Kadir Yahya, who had previously been then the coach while using National Football Academy. This finished up within a trial with the national U-15 team. I passed the trial and was selected.”
Singapore has not gone further than the 3rd round of World Cup qualifying. Our goal is to try to go further than that.
Singapore goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud
Mahbud thrived in her new role while using the junior side, that are nicknamed the Cubs. He continued to sign up the nation’s U-23 side before earning his first international cap while using the national senior side, referred to as Lions, within a friendly match against Chinese Taipei in 2011. His FIFA World Cup qualifying debut came soon when he started against Malaysia in relation to Brazil 2014. He excelled since they edged the original rivals over two legs to succeed on the third qualifying round first.
Mahbud became a reserve as Singapore disappointed in last year’s AFF Suzuki Cup by neglecting to progress beyond the group stage as defending champions. But he earned a place to start in the 4-0 opening Russia 2018 qualifying victory against Cambodia, before helping his side on the history-making draw against Japan.more about Safe and Cheap Fifa 16 Coins at utfifa16.co.uk