understands the 33-year-old central defender will play for Selangor till the end of this Malaysian Super League season.

The deal is waiting on FFA approval but is expected to go through with the former Brenford and Newcastle Jets player readying himself for the move.

It's understood the deal was helped along by Malaysian based former Socceroo Scott Ollerenshaw, who is based in Sabah. The Aussie winger is considered one of the greats of Malaysian football after stints in the league during the 1990s.

Griffiths was released as part of a cull by Sydney FC coach Frank Farina at the end of the A-League season. Sydney FC also terminated the contract of Fabio Alves today.

He has already played in Asia with stints at Al Shabab in Saudi Arabia and Hangzhou Greentown in the Chinese Super League.