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Hafiz Sujad facing uncertain future as BBCU withdraw from Thai League 2

Singapore international Hafiz Sujad’s immediate playing future is unknown after his Thai club BBCU made a shock announcement it would be pulling out of the domestic competition.

The club reportedly made the decision during an annual general meeting with the Football Association of Thailand; however, they are yet to make a statement or reveal the reason.

The versatile Hafiz, who moved to Thailand from S.League club Tampines Rovers this season, admits this decision caught him unguarded.

The 26-year-old also said that a return to Singapore is possible.

“I felt shocked and sad too, because it’s not just the players who have been affected, but the entire team including the staff as well.

We’re all just waiting for official confirmation now, and I hope it will come in the next few days so that we can move on.

“When I came to Thailand a few months ago, who would have thought this would happen just a few months later?

“Nobody could predict this and I guess I’m just unlucky that this happened.

“There were so many thoughts that were running through my mind after the news broke: What can I do next? Which teams will take me?

“I am prepared for the worst and I need to accept this and move on,” he told The Straits Times.

BBCU were due to play Songkhla FC this Saturday, but team manager Veerayooth Bhodharamic confirmed the match won’t go ahead and the club would be withdrawing from the competition.

BBCU are sitting 12th in the 18-team league, just two points above the relegation zone.

The club is expected to make an official announcement sometime next week.