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He takes his first step as a Malaysian when Kelantan register the 26-year-old striker with the FA of Malaysia (FAM) when the transfer window opens later this month.

Brendan’s parents were born in Negri Sembilan – making him eligible to play for Malaysia. He is also qualified to play for Australia because he was born and raised in Australia.

However, Brendan has chosen to play for Malaysia instead of Australia and Kelantan will be the stepping stone in pursuit of his dreams which were put on hold when the FAM rejected Kelantan’s bid to register him as local in December last year.

This is Brendan’s second venture in the M-League, having played for Sabah in the lower-tier M-League in 2012 – but as a foreign player. Among the clubs he has played in Australia are Sutherland Sharks, Sydney FC and Bonnyrigg White Eagles.

“Now that he has got his Malaysian IC and passport Kelantan will register him with the FAM when the transfer window opens. It will give us more depth on the bench.

“Brendan is a known hard worker and I will not hesitate to field him in my team but he has to work for it. The players are selected on merit and I believe Brendan knows what is in store,” Kelantan coach Steve Darby told

Kelantan, the defending FA Cup champions, are second in the 12-team Super League with nine points separated by goal difference from third-placed Sarawak and fourth-placed Selangor.

Terengganu lead the table standings with 10 points after their 2-0 win over Pahang at home on Feb 15 before the M-League took a three-week break for international assignments.

The Red Warriors resume their league campaign with a tough away match against defending champions Lions XII at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore on Saturday.

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