Former Abahani forward Andrew Lee Tuck has said that he has achieved what he wanted to achieve in Bangladesh, and hence he was looking for a new challenge in a new league. The English forward, who played a key role in Abahani's fifth title of the top-tier Professional Football League last month, has since left the country and joined Malaysian club Negeri Sembilan.
“It's a good chance for me to show my skills in Malaysia and it's a good offer and good team. I have achieved what I wanted to achieve in Bangladesh and that's why I left,” said the 28-year-old during a conversation on social media.
Lee Tuck was on Thursday unveiled as one of the four new foreign signings of Negeri Sembilan, which plies its trade in the Malaysian Premier League, the second-tier league of the country below the Malaysian Super League.
The Englishman, who had previously spent five seasons in Thai football, joined Abahani for the 2015-16 season and made an instant impact with goals and assists. Lee Tuck forged a formidable partnership with Sunday Chizoba, and while the Nigerian striker was instrumental with his 19 goals, the Englishman scored 11 and set up numerous scoring opportunities for his fellow forwards.
Lee Tuck said he has enjoyed his time in Bangladesh and hopes to return to Bangladesh one day. “I was happy in Abahnai and Bangladesh. Abahani are a great club and the people there and the friends were great. I will return to Bangladesh in the future to play again but I don't know when that will happen.”