KUALA LUMPUR – National under-22 squad striker, N. Thanabalan is bent on bringing his home state, Negeri Sembilan back to Super League next season.
Thanabalan is almost sure of a spot in the state team next season after Negeri Sembilan Football Association president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan openly declared that the young player would stay with Negeri Sembilan the next season.
According to the Felcra FC player, his loan contract with Felcra FC would ending this month and he would be returning to Seremban as he has one more year contract with Negeri Sembilan.
“Its my dream to play for Negeri Sembilan next season to help the team earn promotion to the Super League for the following season,” he told Bernama after a 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games athletes meet and greet programme at the National Museum today.
Negeri Sembilan who ended their Premier League campaign in the fifth spot this season would stay in the same league next season.
Meanwhile in another development, Thanabalan felt the rule on five import player quota next season would be a tremendous challenge to all local players to gain a slot in their respective teams.
“It would be difficult especially in the front line as we know players are imported for the section.
“From a positive aspect, all local players would get the exposure of playing with foreign players,” he said. – BERNAMA