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KUALA LUMPUR: After assisting Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) to clinch three trophies this season, national winger, Muhammad Safawi Rasid is hoping to bag Most Valuable Player (MVP) award again at the 2019 National Football Award (ABK) in Bangi  tomorrow.

The player who hailed from Dungun, Terengganu was a key figure in JDT’s collection of Charity Shield, Super League and Malaysia Cup titles this year, however has to contend with challenge from Pahang striker, Norshahrul Idlan Talaha and Perak winger, J. Partiban who were also nominated for the Best Striker award after putting up sterling performances for their teams this season.

”I feel more intense competition as many were outstanding and I do not care who gets the MVP so long as I am nominated, as it is good enough for my football career,” he said in a statement issued by the Football Association of Malaysia on Tuesday.

Commenting further, Muhammad Safawi said his nomination at the 2019 ABK would spur he himself and other players in the Malaysia League to raise their respective performances.

He had won three awards at the 2018 ABK which were the MVP, Best Midfielder and Most Promising Player. – Bernama

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