Adnan back on Bahrain radar
THE international fortunes of Brisbane Roar's Bahraini defender Sayed Mohammad Adnan have become more intriguing, with suggestions his national side may again be interested in the player's services despite his imprisonment during the Arab Spring protests.
Adnan, a 28-year-old veteran of 79 games for Bahrain, signed with the Roar at the start of the season in a bid to start a new life outside of his homeland, where he had been jailed for three months along with other members of the Bahrain side for taking part in pro-democracy demonstrations.
He was eventually released and moved to Australia, before a fortuitous meeting with Brisbane Roar officials saw him try-out for the club.
An Asian Football of the Year nominee in 2009, he was offered a contract that resurrected a football career he believed to be over.
While Adnan was thrown a lifeline at the Roar, his career with the Bahrain side looked terminal after the protesting players were banned from their clubs, effectively putting them out of contention in the eyes of new coach, former Tottenham winger and England Under 21 manager Peter Taylor.