In one Intercontinental Cup match in June, Safee's athleticism enabled him to volley home a goal against one of the teams, I can't recall off hand.
But each time I bump into Safee, I like to remind him of a certain occasion when his well-timed pass freed Akmal Rizal Ahmad Rakhli to equalise as Malaysia held China to a 1-1 draw in a pre-Olympic tie in Wuhan in 2004. It was Safee's first touch after coming in as a substitute. Dispossessing a Chinese midfielder, Safee's through ball pierced the Great Wall and Akmal gleefully tucked home the equaliser with three or four minutes to go. But we did not qualify for the next stage, let alone the Athens Games. But I did go to the Athens Olympics, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, thanks to the Malay Mail.