News • September 20, 2014
Singapore Selection Geared Up For SOS Cup
Written by: Muhammad Yazid
Sixteen players from the Great Eastern Yeo’s S.League clubs and four LionsXII’s players have been selected to represent the Singapore Selection, which would be locking horns with the Selangor Selection in the annual Sultan Of Selangor (SOS) Cup at the Shah Alam Stadium next Saturday.
The players, varying from six different S.League club, namely: Albirex Niigata (S), Courts Young Lions, Hougang United, Geylang International, Tampines Rovers and Woodlands Wellington, will be led by Hougang United coach Amin Nasir.
The tactician was confident of the players that he has selected as he said, “With the experience level of the players I selected, I believe that the players can gel quickly and put up a good show on that day.”
The four LionsXII players selected for this match are Hafiz Abu Sujad, Emmeric Ong, Aqhari Abdullah and Sufian Anuar.
One player selected was Hougang defender Igor Cerina, who will makes his debut in the SOS Cup.
“I feel honoured and proud that I am selected to play against Selangor Selection. As a team, we are all going to show the reason why we are selected to represent Singapore in this cup,” Cerina expressed.
“I am also excited that I am going to share the dressing room with the rest of the S.League players.”
S.League Chief Executive Officer Mr Lim Chin believed that the players selected will show their worth against the Selangor Selection side.
“This is another showcase for the S.League players who have been selected, mainly because of their performance and it allows them to be more well-known to the fans. It’s a good testament for their performance in the league,” Mr Lim commented.
“We have a credible Singapore Selection which is looking to give past two-year triumphants Selangor Selection a good fight.”
The historic event, which would be held at the Shah Alam Stadium, would also feature a curtain-raiser match between the veteran-teams of Singapore and Selangor.
The Singapore Veteran team will be frontlined by big names Fandi Ahmad, V.Sundramoorthy, Lim Tong Hai, Malek Awab, Steven Tan, R. Suriamurthy and current Tampines coach Rafi Ali.
Fans/Fan groups who are interested to attend the Sultan of Selangor’s Cup 2014 may register with Mr. Amir at [email protected] or call 6880 3119.
Fans should send the following registration details to Mr. Amir – Full Name (as printed in Passport), Birth Date, Passport No. and Date of Passport Expiry (Fans are reminded that passports must be valid for a period of at least 6 months from date of travel, ie at least valid until 26 March 2015 ).
Registration is free and will close by 24th September, Wednesday.
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
|27 September 2014||8pm||Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor||Singapore Veterans vs
|9pm||Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor||Singapore Selection vs
SINGAPORE SELECTION SQUAD
|5||Hafiz Abu Sujad||DF||LionsXII|
|21||Amin Nasir||Head Coach||HGFC|
|22||Rafi Ali||Assistant Coach||TRFC|
|23||Rosmadi Haron||GK Coach||HGFC|
|26||Clement Teo||Team Manager||TRFC|
SINGAPORE VETERANS SQUAD
|5||Lim Tong Hai||DF|
|8||R. Suria Murthi||MF|
|15||Ho Kwang Hock||FW|
|18||V. Sundram Moorthy||FW|
|23||Richard Wong||Team Manager|
|26||Zunairi Teruna||Sports Trainer|