This LabolaMalaya article described Safawi Rasid as one of a rare talents in local football, putting in impressive performances since joining Johor Darul Ta’zim FC (JDT) in 2017. Safawi is set to further his career after JDT confirmed receiving an offer from Portuguese Primeira League club Portimonense SC.
Safawi’s career turning point began when he decided to leave T-Team (now Terengganu FC II) and accepted JDT’s offer at the end of 2016 despite many saying it would not be a right move. At the time, it was said that he would only be warming the Recaro seats at the Larkin Stadium, it would be difficult for him to shine and many more pessimistic comments.
According to the article, the faith shown by JDT owner HRH Major General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, Crown Prince of Johor as well as world-class modern facilities, a conducive environment, hard work, strong desires, passion and high self-motivation have helped Safawi become a more mature player and cement his reputation as a high-profile winger in the country.
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