IT’S confirmed – national bowler Zandra Aziela Ibrahim Hakimi and national skipper Safiq Rahim are in a relationship.
The talk of Zandra and Safiq being an item has been around for a while and they had even been exchanging “special” tweets recently. There were also several pictures of them together, but this is the first time Zandra has come out in the open to talk about it.
“Yes, we are dating … we are still in the process of knowing each other,” the 26-year-old bowler told sports247.my.
That Zandra has been bowled over by the midfielder is undeniable as she said: “The way he approaches me melts my heart. I like him being a dominant person as he’s a team captain, but he also has a soft spot.”
Zandra has been friends with Safiq, 25, for several years but it was not until when she attended an AFF Suzuki Cup match late last year that she found Safiq to be “special.”
“I have many footballer friends as we are all athletes. Safiq and I have been friends for quite some time, so we know each other quite well already.
“I am a big fan of football but I never watched any match at the stadium until Safiq invited me to watch him play at the AFF Suzuki Cup,” Zandra said.
“Safiq and I, we sort of like ‘sync’ … we just clicked.”
Zandra is also delighted that Safiq is playing for Johor Darul Takzim this season.
“Now that we are both committed, we still try to see each other as often as we can despite our busy careers.
“Either I go to Johor Baru, or he comes here (Kuala Lumpur),” Zandra said.
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