Nikas leaves to test himself

Farewell: Sydney United 58 striker Panny Nikas has joined Thai League 1 side Police Tero Football Club. Picture: Football NSW

Farewell: Sydney United 58 striker Panny Nikas has joined Thai League 1 side Police Tero Football Club. Picture: Football NSW

An opportunity to test himself at the highest level possible was too good to pass up for Sydney United 58 striker Panny Nikas who has signed with Thai League 1 side Police Tero Football Club immediately. 

Nikas, who lost his final game against former club Sutherland 3-2 on Saturday night, left for Bangkok on Sunday.

“I knew that to further test myself was to take this opportunity presented to me and I know I will do all that I can to continue to work harder in winning a spot with this side,” Nikas told Football NSW.

I knew that to further test myself was to take this opportunity presented to me. - Panny Nikas

Nikas has been one of the premier strikers in the state league since he started with Penrith Nepean in 2008 and had a short stint in the A-League with the North Queensland Fury.

The Reds will certainly miss Nikas’ ability to find the back of the net with the star striker netting nine times already this season including a sublime chip from halfway against Sutherland which he described as “right up there with the best” he has scored.

The return of last year’s golden boot winner Chris Payne from an overseas stint will ease the pain for last year’s premiers who sit in fifth spot.

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