On 12 June 2023, New York Dutch Lions FC announced that Intan Serah is joining US Women’s Premiere Soccer. She will continue her career and football journey in the US to gain more experience after the SEA Games tournament.
New Soccer Journey For Intan Serah In US
New York Dutch Lions FC Welcomes Intan Serah To US
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Intan Sarah Anisah Zulgafli, 24, a national soccer player in Malaysia joined the New York Dutch Lions FC. This news became hot after New York Dutch Lions FC and Intan Serah posted on their Instagram about welcoming her to the US Women’s Premiere Soccer.
New York Dutch Lions FC congratulated her through Instagram:
Malaysian international Intan Serah will play for the NYDLFC!! The forward was a bit delayed because of the visa that she needed from the embassy but now that, that is all sorted out she is able to start her journey with us! Welcome to New York and we are excited to have you Intan!New York Dutch Lions FC
After national football team’s goal keeper, Nurul Azurin Mazlan got into Misaka United FC to play in India League and Celine Chuang got into Germany’s Bayern Munich in 2021, Intan Serah became the third women who got accepted in New York Dutch Lions FC.
Her Thoughts About US Women’s Premiere Soccer
Images via Intan Serah
Intan Serah said that she only has 18 days left to play in the WPSL because of the SEA Games in Cambodia due to visa issues. But, it doesn’t make her feel less spirit. She still thinks that this is a great opportunity for her and her career in the football industry.
Through her Instagram post, she expressed her thoughts about women football players:
I hope this is gonna be a game changer for women’s football in Malaysia, and inspire a lot of young girls to become better football players by setting their goals high. Insya Allah.Intan Sarah Anisah Zulgafli, Women National Football Team Player
Images via Intan Serah
Intan Serah is a role model for young girls in Malaysia who dream of playing professional football. She has proven that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.
Intan Serah also shared about her training and feelings after the first game with the New York Dutch Lions FC:
My debut with New York Dutch Lions FC, and my first 10 minutes with my first number 10. Good Game girls! 1 point and to many more. Rawr Lions!Intan Sarah Anisah Zulgafli, Women National Football Team Player
Intan Serah is also committed to using her platform to inspire other young girls in Malaysia to play football. She believes that football can be a powerful tool for empowerment, and she wants to help more girls realize their dreams.
Intan Serah’s Coach, Soleen Al-Zoubi Congratulated Intan For Her Achievement
Soleen Al-Zoubi expressed her feelings after Intan Serah’s acceptance to play for the New York Dutch Lions FC in the United States. Her focus with Intan Serah is to keep being professional while in the game after the SEA Games tournament.
During the interview with New Straits Times, Soleen Al-Zoubi expressed:
I wish her the best of luck. It’s just the start and the best is yet to come. It’s a great opportunity to gain international experience within a high-performance environment. I expect another few players to have the same opportunity soon.Soleen Al-Zoubi, Head Of Women’s Football & Team Coach
According to Soleen Al-Zoubi, this is a great opportunity and chance for Intan Serah. She also hopes that every other player could learn and keep improving themselves to become a great player one day.
We hope that the sports industry in Malaysia will grow bigger and bigger, along with pure happiness, success, and satisfaction among the players and all Malaysians. Also, read about Johan Ghazali who won his second match in ONE Championship. Go Malaysia!