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Singapore forward Sahil Suhaimi set for Premier League training stint

Tampines Rovers striker Sahil Suhaimi is set for a month-long training visit with the English Premier League side Burnley.

The 24-year-old Singapore international has been reportedly to join the club’s development squad program as early as next week.

Sahil, who previously played for Geylang International, got the opportunity to train with top football players like Joey Barton, Steven Defour and Tom Heaton thanks to the efforts of Tampines’s chairman Krishna Ramachandra.

“We are delighted that this trial has materialised for Sahil. It is a fantastic trailblazing opportunity for him,’ Krishna said was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.

“He has worked very hard to put himself in contention and to realise his full potential. So we are happy for him.

“I have always taken the view that the S.League clubs are here to serve the Singapore football fraternity, so certainly we will not be holding Sahil back.

“We were similarly open with Hafiz Sujad and Izwan Mahbud. We need to encourage more young players to go further afield to ply their trade. We wish Sahil the very best and trust he will keep the Singapore flag flying high.”

Sahil is following in the footsteps of Lionel Lewis and Shahril Jantan, both of whom have had training stints in England with Manchester City and Arsenal.