Singapore Armed Forces FC and Woodlands Wellington youth teams came head to head at Siling Secondary School yesterday evening. As promised, I would like to cover all the COE teams as much as i can and i took time to visit Siling, for this friendly match.
The game ended 2-0 in favour of the Junior warriors at the end of the day, and for the first period of 30 minutes, i was impressed with a player in midfield. He wears the jersey no.4, i’m not sure if he he’ll retain that number this season, but his name is Hafiz. He stood out among all his peers. He’s bigger, faster, and a typical box to box player. A bright prospect to watch in the near future. I checked with Hairi if the boy is participating in the Lion City Cup this season, and he said no, but told me that he will be drafted into the National age group squad in the coming months. I thought Hafiz really played very well. At this age, with such vision and technical ability, Hafiz will become a force in the near future. Hafiz is a natural left footer and keeps his game simple with one touch football and spraying passes to the wings with an eye for goal.
I managed to catch the first half(game was played in three 30 minutes halves), and i thought the goal was a great team goal. Passing around the midfield area after which a cross was sent in from the right, and Hudin to send an unstoppable header past the Rams goalkeeper after beating the offside trap nicely.
I did not have the chance to watch the second goal, but i recieved updates from a player’s twitter account that they won 2-0. The second goal was scored by Syafiq Sazali, the boy in the third picture above, who was so cute that he told me wait, before brushing his hair as i was about to snap his picture.
SAFFC entertains NFA u15(Lion City Cup squad) on 12 June at SSS. KO is at 6pm.
I feel this is a good chance for the players to get noticed by the national team coaches. And i wish them all the best in this match.
Special thanks to Coach Hairi Suap for making this happen, as well as Kenneth Lee(winner of ligasingapura’s first ever contest), a player in this squad for “coordinating” the coverage. Hopefully the boys are happy having photos of themselves in “action”. Those who don’t have personal photos from last evening’s match, fret not, when the season starts, there will be more to come.
Views from this article is strictly of my own, and has nothing to do with FAS, Sleague or any other organisation in particular