28 Jun 2016

FANTASTIC 3 YEARS IN MALAYSIA WITH PAHANG FC- NEW CHALLENGE

have reached an amicable agreement with Pahang FC to mutually terminate my contract for reasons which will remain confidential. It was an honour to play in Malaysia for Pahang FC for the last 3 years & experience being Club Captain. I am very happy with my contribution to the club. Played 94 from a possible 100 games. Malaysia Cup, Charity Shield & FA Cup winner in 2014. 2015 Malaysia Cup & FA Cup semi finalists, League runner... highest League finish for Pahang in the last 10 years & created history for the club by reaching the AFC Cup 1/4 finals. Managed to Scored 13 goals, 8 assists & top scoring defender in the Malaysia Super League.
I would love a future return in a coaching role, something which was offered to me at the start of this season but was not the right moment for me.
I will be back to visit my sons birth place of Kuantan. Pahang have the best fans in Malaysia & are by far the best I have played for. Leaving here on excellent terms with the hierarchy, fantastic memories & many formed friendships. Good luck to all the staff & team for the rest of the season. Thank you.

http://www.espnfc.com/blog/football-asia/153/post/2903679/former-fulham-defender-zesh-

20 May 2016

QUALIFIED FOR THE MALAYSIA CUP

On Wednesday we secured our place in the Malaysia cup by being in the top best 11 teams in the Malaysia Super League after the first round of games. The Malaysia Cup is the most prestigious cup competition in Malaysia so it was vital we qualified for that. The game away to JDT was a game of two halves, first half we were very solid and in the second half could not contain their attack. We look forward to facing them again this weekend at our home stadium.  

29 Apr 2016

WIN AND A DRAW LAST 2 GAMES- KELANTAN/SARAWAK

We stretched our unbeaten run  to 3 games with a home win over Kelantan and an away draw at Sarawak. We are now off the foot of the table and in the 10th place, we have two games to go until the end of the 1st leg where will need to finish in the 11th spot minimum to compete in the Malaysia Cup this season. The next game is at home against Kedah. We will be going all out to make sure we finish in a Malaysia Cup spot because it is by far the most prestigious competition in Malaysia. 

9 Apr 2016

MILESTONE: 200 CLUB & COUNTRY GAMES IN ASIA

I am grateful to the Almighty for reaching a personal milestone o playing 200 competitive games in Asia for both Club and Country. It has been a wonderful football and life experience so far which I have tried to embrace to the fullest every single day.  The games across many different Countries and has included 1000s of air miles but its all part of the journey!

4-3 WIN AWAY TO PERAK

Last night we won 4-3 away at Perak in an end to end game. It was pleasing to get our first league win of the season and keep our chances of sealing a Malaysia Cup place alive. The win will do wonders for the confidence of the squad ahead of the East Coast Derby against Kelantan next week. 

8 Apr 2016

2-0 LOSS TO PDRM

On Tuesday night we lost 2-0 against PDRM in a hugely frustrating game, the two goals we conceded were very soft, 1 from a corner and 1 from a penatly. We must continue to work to improve our league position starting with the weekend game away at Perak. Its never easy in Perak but we must beleive we can get a positive result. 

21 Feb 2016

1ST WIN OF THE SEASON..FA CUP

On Friday we register our first win of the campaign with a hard fought 2-1 win over fellow Super League outfit T-team in the FA Cup. The game went to extra time and was a good display of our fitness levels to dominate the game in extra time despite it being our third game in a week. The win was a timely booster for the confidence levels of the team ahead of some crucial games coming up next week against Selangor to start with. I am pleased the youngsters learned some valuable lessons from the previous game and put them right in this game which is a positive sign. 

18 Feb 2016

4-1 DEFEAT AWAY TO PENANG-LEARNING CURVE FOR YOUNGSTERS

We lost the second league game of the season 4-1 away to Penang FC. Two early goals put a dent in our hopes of getting anything from the game and from which point it was an uphill struggle. The game will serve as a major lesson for some of our young players who will need to adapt quickly to life in the Super league this season. 

15 Feb 2016

PICTURES FROM THE OPENING LEAGUE GAME AGAINST T TEAM

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CELEBRATING THE OPENING GOAL. AND GETTING CLOSE TO THE OPPONINET STRIKER. TEAM HUDDLE AND LINE UP BEFORE THE GAME.


13 Feb 2016

SEASON OPENER 2-2 DRAW

Last night we kicked off the 2016 Malaysia Super League campiagn with a 2-2 draw at home, we showed excellent fighting spirit and character to play the bulk of the game with 10 men and to claw a point out of the game in the dying seconds. We have a very young squad this year so we must continue to improve step by step and game by game. 

10 Feb 2016

HONOURED TO BE PAHANG FC CAPTAIN FOR THE 2016 MSL SEASON

Its a huge honour to be names as Captain of Pahang Fc for the 2016 Malaysia Super league Season.
 Its a challenge which I am looking forward to and hopefully use my experience to help our young squad on and off the pitch. 

To read some of the press articles visit the following links:

http://www.fourthofficial.com/2016/28022/zesh-rehman-handed-pahang-captaincy/


4 Feb 2016

END OF PRE SEASON TOUR OF BANGKOK

Pahang FC squad has now returned to Malaysia following an excellent week of pre season preparation in Bangkok, we played three games which were all very beneficial to our squad as well as had time to get to bond as a squad. We have a very new and young squad so this time was away was a good chance to get to know each other on and off the pitch. We now have just over a week before the first league game of the season, everyone is in good spirits ahead of the first game. 

29 Jan 2016

THAILAND PRE SEASON TOUR

The squad arrived in Thailand for a week of pre season training to prepare for the new MSL season. Thailand will be a good training exercise for our young team to prepare the season. We played our first friendly game here against a strong Chinese Super league outfit and drew 1-1, there were lots of positives from the game but also areas for improvement which we still have time to work before the real stuff begins. 

25 Jan 2016

PRE SEASON FRIENDLY..1ST 90 MINUTES

Last night was the second pre season friendly at home. It was good for the fitness levels to get 90 minutes into the legs.

20 Jan 2016

TRAINING HARD AHEAD OF NEW SEASON

It has been a good start to pre season with lots of double sessions to step up the fitness levels ahead of the new campaign. There is no easy way or any short cuts to getting match fit, only hard work & sacrifice. The squad is in good spirits and looking forward to the start of the new MSL season. 

19 Jan 2016

WELCOME TO PAHANG THE NEW IMPORT/LOCAL PLAYERS

I would like to welcome all the new local/import players to Pahang for the upcoming 2016 season, the new season always brings about fresh hope and expectation so we are all eager to start the campaign well and give our loyal fans something to cheer this season. I am looking forward to my third season with Pahang and excited at the prospect of working with the young players to try to help them improve and develop as players.  It will be a tough season but one we are all working very hard towards and looking forward to. 

18 Jan 2016

PRE SEASON UNDERWAY..


Pre season training is well under way ahead of the new Malaysia Super League which is due to kick off in February 2016. Pre season is always gruelling but is a vital part of the season in terms of fitness, team bonding and establishing the teams style of play. I am looking forward to the rest of pre season and getting to know the new local + import members of the squad. 

10 Dec 2015

5 YEARS IN ASIA..THAILAND/HONG KONG/MALAYSIA

It has been 5 years since I left the UK to play football in the wonderful region of Asia, the 5 years have absolutely flown by. I have been fortunate to play for three fantastic clubs, 1 year with Muangthong United in Thailand, 2 years with Kitchee SC in Hong Kong and of course the last 2 years with Pahang FA in Malaysia. I have clocked up 1000s of airmails, almost 200 games, won 7 trophies and made lots of long lasting friendships. 

9 Dec 2015

END OF SEASON STATS..2015

Grateful 2 the Almighty blessing me with good health & fitness in 2015. STATS:
45 games played from a possible 46
21 out of 22 Liga Super
6  out of 6 Piala FA
8 out 8 Piala AFC
10 out of 10 Piala Malaysia
8 goals (5 headers,1 left foot,2 right foot ) 
5 assists, Top Goalscoring Defender in the Malaysia Super League & played in 2 positions for Pahang Fa Center Back/Center Midfield. Long tiring season. Gave my heart & soul to the team. Time to recharge the batteries & enjoy family time. #rest #relax #recover ⚽⚽⚽

7 Dec 2015

MALAYSIA CUP SEMI FINAL 2ND LEG 2-0 LOSS



On Sunday we lost the return leg of the second leg semi final 2-0 at the Shah Alam stadium against fellow giants Selangor, it was a hugely frustrating in which to end the season. That game was the final game of the season so we now have time off to rest and recover which is always very important after a long hard season. I would like to wish Selangor all the very best in the final of the Malaysia Cup. 

3 Dec 2015

MALAYSIA CUP SEMI 1ST LEG..PAHANG 0 V SELANGOR 0

On Wednesdy we drew 0-0 with Selangor at home in the 1st leg of the Malaysia Cup semi final to set up a mouth watering return at the shah alam stadium at the weekend. A huge crowd is expected for this titanic clash.

30 Nov 2015

INTO THE SEMI FINALS OF THE MALAYSIA CUP-SELANGOR NEXT

On Saturday we progressed to the semi final of the Malaysia cup despite a 2-0 loss to Lions XII in Singapore. We won 4-3 on aggregagte and will now face Selangor over two legs for a place in the final. It will be a tough test for which we will need to be at our best.

25 Nov 2015

MALAYSIA CUP 1/4 FINAL 1ST LEG. 4-1 win

Last night we beat Lions XII from Singapore 4-1 in the Malaysia Cup 1/4 finals at home to put us in a good position going into the second leg at the weekend. It was a very accomplished team performance with a slight disappointment at the very end of the game which was conceding an extremely soft goal to reduce the goal deficit advantage. 

5 Nov 2015

PAHANG 0 V PENANG 0..FINAL GROUP STAGE GAME..LIONS XII IN 1/4s

Last night we drew 0-0 in the final group stage game against Penang FA which meant we finished 2nd in the group and now face Lions XII of Singapore over to two legs in the quarter finals. At this stage all teams are strong and pretty equal so we will need to be at our best in order to progress to the semi finals. There is a mini break now for the National team to play so I would like to wish my Pahang team mates who have been called up for those games all the very best

28 Oct 2015

PAHANG 3 V PDRM 0..INTO THE 1/4 FINALS OF THE MALAYSIA CUP

Last night we dispatched PDRM 3-0 at the Shah Alam stadium to secure our passage to the quarter final of the Malaysia Cup with one game to spare in the group stages. It was a very organised and solid team display which resulted in a thoroughly deserved victory. The win was a nice morale booster after recent back to back defeats so its shows the strength of character of the squad to bounce back in the fashion in which we did, the most pleasing aspect of the performance was the defensive display as a team which helped us to keep a clean sheet. 

18 Oct 2015

MALAYSIA CUP GAME 4.1ST HOME DEFEAT OF THE SEASON..7TH GOAL

Last night we lost at home to Selangor PKNS in the 4th Malaysia Cup group stage game which was a blow to our unbeaten home record this season. On a personal note I was pleased to score my 7th goal of the season but unfortunately it was not enough for us. We now focus on the next game which is away to PDRM in KL and will be a crucial game in our quest of reaching the quarter finals. 

13 Oct 2015

INTERVIEW FOR FOURTHOFFICIAL.COM

I recently did an interview for a well known sports website in Malaysia and ASEAN football on all football things football and Pahang FA. To read the feature visit the following link:

http://www.fourthofficial.com/2015/22677/exclusive-i-would-love-to-end-my-career-in-malaysia-pahangs-zesh-rehman/

21 Sep 2015

BLOG FOR PFA MALAYSIA WEBSITE

I recently wrote a voluntary blog for the PFA website here in Malaysia to share my experiences of my time in the game in various leagues around the world as well as how the role the PFA in the UK can be the perfect template here in Malaysia to follow. To read the blog visit the following link:
http://pfam.my/eksklusif-pfa-nadi-pemain-zesh-rehman

2ND MALAYSIA CUP GAME PAHANG 2 v PKNS 0

On Saturday we played our 2nd game of the Malaysia Cup group stage and came away with a 2~0 win against PKNS away in KL. The game was our 3rd game in a week and it was pleasing to get a 3rd straight win in a row. 

16 Sep 2015

PAHANG 3 V ISTIKHOL 1 AFC CUP 1\4 FINAL 2ND LEG

last night we beat Istikhol Fc 3-1 at home in the 2nd leg of the AFC Cup 1\4 final to end the 2015 campaign of the AFC. We showed great determination and fighting spirit but over the course of 2 legs miss out on a semi final berth this time. Im proud to be apart of some new history created for Pahang by helping us reach this stage of the regional competition for the 1st.time.

13 Sep 2015

OPENING MALAYSIA CUP GAME WIN V PDRM AT HOME 4-3

Last night we opened our Malaysia Cup 2015 group game with a 4-3 over PDRM at home in an open game. I was pleased to get an assist and more importantly be on the winning side with 3 consecutive away games in a row coming up. We once again let in some very soft goals which we need to eradicate very soon if we are going to retain the Malaysia Cup. 

28 Aug 2015

MALAYSIA CUP 2015 DRAW

Yesterday the draw for the prestigious Malaysia Cup took place, this is one of the oldest cup competition in Asia and one which means a great deal to each club here in Malaysia. As defending champions we will be doing our utmost to retain the trophy. The atmosphere during this competition is very special and I am looking forward to it starting once again.