KOTA BHARU (13/2/2021): The Kelantan FC team is eager to lure players from a neighbouring country, Indonesia. This good news managed to complete the quota of imported players from ASEAN when former Sulut United winger from Indonesia, Natanael Siringoringo. The good news was shared by Kelantan FC team owner Norizam Tukiman in his Facebook account.
According to Norizam, the selection of the Indonesian player, Natanael, was made based on the current performance that the player displayed during his performance with the Sulut United team. He said, the experience with the Indonesian national team is also the backbone of the selection of the 22-year-old player.
Norizam said he was confident that Natanael would be able to fulfill the ‘wishes’ of Italian coach Marco Rajini.According to him, not only that, the player is seen not to take long to adapt to Rajini’s game.
Previously, Natanael was a former professional futsal player for the SDR FC Binjai team who played in the Indonesian Pro Futsal League (PFL) competition. The 1.68-meter-tall winger is the first player from the Sulut United team to wear the Indonesian national jersey. Natanael is the only player to ever get a call from both Indonesian national squads – football and futsal.
He was also called to participate in the selection of the Indonesian national squad in preparation for the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines.
“We offered a contract a year ago to this player. If Natanael shows his best performance with Kelantan FC, he will offer him another three-year contract, “he told Utusan Malaysia here today.