The goalkeeper says they don’t need a break during the fasting month unlike Malaysia.
Home United goalkeeper Shahril Jantan insists S.League players have become accustomed to training during Ramadhan.
Unlike the Malaysian Leagues, who take a break during, Singapore clubs continue to train as normal while they observe the fasting month despite not being able to consume food and water from dusk until dawn.
While being unable to eat or drink during daylight hours will almost certainly take a physical toll on the players, Shahril says it is now part and parcel of the profession and says sessions have been carefully planned out to by the coaching staff.
“For most of us it’s not as hard as it looks as we have been doing this for the whole of our careers, even in our youth days,” he said to Goal.com
“It is definitely a challenge to fast and train with the same intensity but it builds up our mentality at the same time.
“Coach Lee [Lim Saeng] and his coaching staff have also played a big part in adjusting the timing of our training sessions and the club has been supportive, and has expressed their appreciation at the effort the players put in during this whole month.”