15 Apr 2017

3-1 VICTORY OVER BRISTOL ROVERS- HUGE WIN

On Easter Friday we recorded a very important 3-1 win over Play off hopefuls Bristol Rovers. The win moves us four points above the relegation places with 3 games remaining and was a massive boost for us to get the 3 points in front of our brilliant home fans. We now have Chalton away on Easter Monday which is another very big game for us. 

9 Apr 2017

MILLWALL AT HOME, LOCAL DERBY. 1-1 DRAW.

Yesterday we drew 1-1 with Millwall at home in a very hard fought game, we were boosted by the fantastic support from the home fans who were brilliant from the first minute unit the last. Millwall are a well organised side who are pushing hard for a play off spot so there was a lot on the game for both sides. The point keeps us one point above the relegation places with four games to home. If we go into those remaining games with the same application and determination as yesterday we will no doubt get the points we need to beat the drop. I am looking forward to the run in as is the rest of the squad. 

2 Apr 2017

GILLINGHAM 2 V MK DONS 3..LAST MINUTE HAMMER BLOW

On Saturday afternoon we let ourselves and our fans down by failing to take at least a point from the away game against MK Dons which leave us just one place above the relegation zone with only 5 games left. The next few weeks are absolutely crucial in all of our careers and we will be doing absolutely everything to make sure we win against Millwall at home next weekend to make it a little easier for our self in the remaining fixtures after that. We will need the fans to continue their excellent support and be the 12th man as they have always been at the Prestfield Stadium. 

27 Mar 2017

DAILY STAR FEATURE

The Daily Star Newspaper did a double page feature on my time playing in Asia and my recent return to English Football with Gillingham in League one. To read the article visit the following link:

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/600138/Zesh-Rehman-Gillingham-Fulham-Premier-League-One-Neil-Taylor-Danny-Batth

19 Mar 2017

AWAY DEFEAT TO ROCHDALE- 7 GAMES TO GO

Yesterday was a very frustrating day at the office again with a heavy defeat away to Rochdale, on a personal note I was very disappointed to receive my first red card of my career. We still have 7 games left, we are currently four points above the relegation places and must continue to stick together and fight until the last day of the season. I have every confidence in the squad that we can maintain our league 1 status, it will be a tough ask but we must stick together, keep the belief and keep fighting until the very last day of the season. 

15 Mar 2017

BOLTON SETBACK-RECOVER AND GO AGAIN

On Tuesday night we lost 4-0 at home to promotion favourites Bolton Wanderers at home in a very disappointing game, after the recent wins it was a hard blow to take. We must remain positive as we have won 3 games from the last 5 games and put out selves in a good position to finish out of the relegation places with 8 games to go. We have to learn from this game, dust ourselves down and regroup ahead of another very tough game at the weekend away to Rochdale. 
We will stick together as a group as we are all fighting for the same cause from now until the end of the season which is to regain the League One status for next season.

12 Mar 2017

GILLINGHAM V SCUNTHORPE ACTION PICS


3-2 WIN AGAINST SCUNTHORPE. AMAZING COMEBACK!!

Yesterdays game against Championship promotion chasers Scunthorpe United was certainly a memorable one. 0n the 78th minute we were trailing by two goals and then showed unbelievable character and fighting spirit to come back to win the game 3-2 in the last 10 minutes. It was great to register another victory, hopefully we can keep getting those vital wins between now and the end of the season to ensure our safety in League One. 

5 Mar 2017

2-1 VICTORY AWAY T0 BURY FC

Yesterday was the third game in a week for my new club Gillingham away to Bury who had been flying high recently with 3 back to back wins and were unbeaten in five games. We battled and fought right until the final whistle to come away with a 2-1 victory. The three points were crucial for our relegation battle. On a personal note I was pleased with my performance and very happy to register two wins from the three games I have played so far. We now have a week to prepare for our next game at home against Scunthorpe. 

1 Mar 2017

SWINDON AWAY

On Tuesday night we lost to fellow relegation strugglers Swindon Town which was very disappointing. We still have 11 games to play and need at least four wins to be safe, it will be a tough challenge but one I am relishing. There are no easy games in this division, the next game away to Bury will be very tough, we need to stick together and fight in every game from now until the end of the season to secure our safety in League one. 

26 Feb 2017

GILLINGHAM FC DEBUT: 2-1 VICTORY

I was delighted to get off to a winning start on my official debut for Gillingham Fc yesterday with a 2-1 Victory over Southend United Fc who were flying high in league. The performance was full of commitment and fighting spirit which is exactly what is needed in a relegation battle. The fans contributed to a great atmosphere, its important to make the home ground a fortress and a difficult place for opposing teams to come and get a result. We now have two days to recover and get ready for another battle midweek away to Swindon Town. On a personal note I was pleased with my performance and hopefully can continue to use my experience to help steer us away from the relegation places and closer to the middle of the table. 

23 Feb 2017

SIGNED FOR GILLINGHAM FOOTBALL CLUB

I am delighted to have signed for Gillingham FC. Having clocked up 200 games over the last 6 years in Asia its great to be back in England, plying my trade in the home of football. My experiences abroad have broadened my horizons and allowed me to establish a good network of contacts. I had several interesting options abroad and in the UK but felt it was the right stage of my career to come back home.
Having played in all four leagues in the UK I am relishing the challenge of playing for Gillingham Fc and looking forward to working with Adrian Pennock and his coaching staff. Im looking to play as long as possible and use my experience help this young squad until the end of the season and then access the situation both in the UK and overseas. 

9 Jan 2017

FOOTBALL LEAGUE PAPER

I recently spoke to the Football league paper about my time playing in all four leagues in the UK and in particular about the last 6 years playing in Asia. My time in Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong provided me with some wonderful memories and life experiences, both on and off the pitch which I was happy to share with the readers of the Football League Paper in England. 

24 Nov 2016

FITNESS WORK MUST BE MAINTAINED!

I have been back in the UK for the past few months working on maintaining my fitness ahead of what ever comes up next in my career. It is very important for all players to stay on top of their fitness at all times and even more so once they get into their 30s. With modern science in terms of recovery and injury prevention I believe players will start to beyond the usual retirement age of 34/35 because they are taking care of their bodies better in terms of recovery, training and most importantly diet. A footballers diet must be well balanced with ample carbs, protein, fruit, veg and good fats to maintain a good balance.  Below working on my core strength by doing the plank excercise which is an excellent way to stabilise the body and isolate the abdominal area. 

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.