Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Persib Interested In Fahmie

Reports in Indonesia today suggest that Kelantan and Malaysia goalkeeper Khairul Fahmie is a target for Persib Bandung. Fahmie, who has impressed many with his performances for the national team on the way to winning the AFF Cup last year and the SEA Games earlier this week.

However his coach at Kelantan, Englishman Peter Butler, has said that Fahmie is going nowhere. Talking exclusively to Jakarta Casual he said ‘He (Fahmie) has a contract with us for this season. Kelantan is a bigger club than Persib so why would he wish to join a club which is not competing in AFC Cup’.

Butler is in his second spell in the north east of Malaysia and has previously worked in Indonesia where he coached Persiba Balikpapan. While in the oil city he helped develop I Made Wirwawn into one of the finest keepers in the country and Butler feels Fahmie would be better off staying with Kelantan ‘where he will learn more and improve.’

UPDATE - Persib coach Mamic denies he is interested in Fahmie.

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