Malaysians set for City trial

Sali has been descibed as 'the David Beckham of Malaysia'

Last Updated: 14/09/11 5:05pm

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Malaysia duo Safiq Rahim and Safee Sali have been offered trials with Championship outfit Cardiff City.

Rahim is the national team captain and is currently on trial with the Bluebirds for the next fortnight, while Sali, who QPR boss Neil Warnock recently described as 'the David Beckham of Malaysia', is set to fly out to Wales two weeks later.

Sali, 27, has one of the highest profiles across South East Asia, and is regarded as the best Malaysian marksman of his generation with 16 goals in 31 internationals.

He is currently plying his trade for club side Pelita Jaya in the Indonesian Super League, but City chairman Dato Chan Tien Ghee has convinced the player to try his hand at the Cardiff City stadium.

And Sali has revealed that he is thrilled at being asked to trial with the club and is ready to show manager Malky Mackay what he is capable of.

He said: "Every Malaysian football fan follows the English game and I'm no different. Even as a kid, I've always dreamt of one day plying my trade in the English league and now I have a chance to do that with his trial.

"The door has been opened for me. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am going to give it my all to prove my credentials."

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