Argentine football legend Gabriel Batistuta will be joining Singapore football great Fandi Ahmad in the Johor state soccer team, according to a tweet by Johor FA president Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim.
However, it is not known if the 40 year old Batistuta will be putting on his boots to play. It is reported that Batistuta’s role would be to advise the Johor FA on hiring import players especially those from Argentina and other South American countries.
Since taking over the presidency of Johor FA early this year, Tunku Ismail has appointed former Singapore international Fandi Ahmad as the team manager and technical advisor.
Batistuta or better known as Batigol among his fans is Argentina’s leading goal scorer with 56 goals in 78 international matches and played in three World Cup Finals. He also won the Scudetto with AS Roma in 2000 and played for Qatar club Al-Arabi before retiring in 2005.