Brandon Koh: Not afraid to catch up

Brandon Koh: Not afraid to catch up

By now, residents in a particular corner of Pasir Ris would have grown used to seeing him sprint up and down the length of his HDB block.

Since the start of the year, 18-year-old Brandon Koh has put in the extra work on his days off in a bid to improve his speed.

The winger, a nominee for The New Paper Dollah Kassim Award this year, plays for the National Football Academy (NFA) Under-18s.

He is striving to improve himself as he pursues his football dream.

Speaking to TNP last week, Koh said: "My asset is speed - whenever I play in matches overseas, I try to compare my speed with other players.

"This year, I wanted to achieve more - in addition to scoring more goals, I wanted to try to run faster, so on my days off, I would go sprinting to improve on my speed."

The Temasek Polytechnic biomedical sciences student has been making up for lost time, after focusing on his studies last year.

FOCUS ON O LEVELS

Koh, who was part of the team who won bronze at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games here in 2010, said: "I didn't play too much football last year because I was focusing on doing well for my O Levels.

"It paid off. I scored 10 points and got into my dream course."

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