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Singapore legend Fandi Ahmad’s sons on Chilean clubs’ radar

Fandi Ahmad’s two eldest sons Irfan and Ikhsan could turn out for one of Chile’s top-flight clubs in 2018, according to reports.

Local legend Fandi revealed that Chilean side Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica have been in touch regarding the possibility of a return for Irfan, 19 and Ikhsan, 17.

The pair had spent two years with title holders Catolica from 2014 to 2015, before they returned to Singapore last January to sign with S.League outfit Home United. In April 2016, they enlisted for National Service, with Irfan in the Singapore Police Force and Ikhsan in the army.

Speaking at a promotional event, Fandi Amad revealed: “They’ve still got about 11 months left in National Serivce. I’m not sure whether we will accept the offers. We will see what happens, because Irfan is doing not too badly with Home and also training with the national team. I hope he gets better and gets more exposure, and for Ikhsan as well. At the end of the day, we can only advise on what is best for them.”

Irfan, who had previously turned down a four-year contract offer from Catolica in favor of returning to fulfill his National Service obligations, has started five of Home’s six games this season. The striker-turned-defender has also been called up to the Lions squad for their upcoming Asian Cup qualifier against Bahrain.

Ikhsan, a striker, has been registered with the Garena Young Lions for 2017, though he has yet to make an appearance.