Pahang FC have appointed Zesh Rehman as their new captain ahead of the new Malaysia Super League season, replacing Razman Roslan, who has moved to Selangor.
The 32 year-old defender is arguably one of the most experienced player within the squad, alongside Saiful Nizam, who was also being linked with the position. But it now appears that the Elephants have opted to have the ex-Fulham defender spearhead their squad.
“For me, Zesh is capable of taking this role and it’s not only because of his experience. He is incredibly disciplined and is well-respected by his teammates,” Pahang FC head coach Ahmad Shaharuddin told Harian Metro.
“I certainly hope that Zesh will be able to lead by example and help our younger players improve on an off the pitch,” he added.
The Pakistani International has been a regular fixture with the team since 2014, and his value to the team is indubitable – precisely why he was retained despite the squad going through a major overhaul during the off-season.
He played 45 games for Pahang throughout 2015, scoring 8 goals besides notching 5 assists along the way.