I have moved to Sambalfootball….
Agu Casmir has reunited with his former teammates in Gombak on the last day of the transfer window.He will wear the number 9 for the Jurong West club.
Led by AC Milan star Ronaldinho, Brazil’s pre-Olympics preparations were off to a smooth start as the samba kings defeated a stubborn Singapore 3-0 in an exhibition match on Monday.
Singapore showed here that they are no pushover for the Brazilian side.Two goals in first half and a goal in second half secured a win for the Brazilian side.First goal came from a Diego scorcher that put the ball pass Hassan Sunny to gave his side a 1-0 lead.Ronaldinho then add the second before Jo simple tap in to end the match 3-0.
1 Hassan Sunny (GK) (18 Lionel Lewis 46′)
2 Ridhuan Muhammad (8 Fazrul Nawaz 46′)
3 Baihakki Khaizan (24 Kenji Arai 46′)
6 Valery Hiek
9 Aleksandar Duric (11 Qiu Li 57′)
10 Indra Sahdan Daud (C) (19 Khairul Amri 46′)
13 Juma’at Jantan
14 John Wilkinson (4 Isa Halim 76′)
15 Fahrudin Mustafic
16 Daniel Bennett
17 Shahril Ishak (12 Miroslav Latiak 69′)
Subs not used: Afiq Yunos, Shi Jiayi, Ismail Yunos
12 Renan (GK)
3 Alex Silva
4 Thiago Silva (14 Breno 46′)
5 Hernanes (18 Jo 73′)
6 Marcelo (13 Ilsinho 69′)
8 Anderson (15 Ramires 61′)
9 Alexandre Pato (17 Rafael Sobis 46′)
10 Ronaldinho Gaucho (C)
11 Diego (16 Thiago Neves 46′)
Sub not used: Diego Alves
Singapore Selection: Miroslav Latiak 85′, Qiu Li 90′
Brazil Olympic: Rafinha 83′
Singapore Selection: nil
Brazil Olympic: Alex Silva 90′
Referee: Abdul Malik Bashir
Asst Referee 1: Nazeer Hussein
Asst Referee 2: Jeffrey Goh
Fourth Official: S Kumar
If Brazil win the Olympic football title next month, Singapore can take a little credit.
Samba stars Alexandre Pato and Anderson took time out yesterday to praise the Republic for a job well done.
They said their training stint here will go a long way towards ending Brazil’s Olympic jinx.
Said AC Milan’s Pato: ‘For sure, we can have an idea of how the games will be like.
‘We can see that the humidity is really high, so it gives us an idea of how it will be really like in China.’
Manchester United’s Anderson said that it was the ‘right choice’ to come to Singapore ahead of the Beijing Games. Like many tourists, the 20-year-old midfielder was impressed by the country’s cleanliness and hospitality.
More importantly, he believes Singapore has been the perfect launchpad for his team’s Olympic campaign.
Lionel Lewis (Home United)
Hassan Sunny (Tampines Rovers)
Baihakki Khaizan (Geylang United)
Valery Hiek (Home United)
Juma’at Jantan (Home United)
Kenji Arai (SAFFC)
Daniel Bennett (SAFFC)
Afiq Yunos (Young Lions)
Ismail Yunos (Young Lions)
Shahril Ishak (Home United)
Shi Jiayi (Home United)
John Wilkinson (SAFFC)
Ridhuan Muhamad (Tampines Rovers)
Fahrudin Mustafic (Tampines Rovers)
Isa Halim (Young Lions)
Miroslav Latiak (Geylang United)
Fazrul Nawaz (Geylang United)
Indra Sahdan (Home United)
Aleksandar Duric (SAFFC)
Khairul Amri (Tampines Rovers)
Qiu Li (Tampines Rovers)
Irfan and Ikhsan have been invited again by Valencia for a two weeks trials in September.This time, if they excel,the club will look into securing their signature when the duo turn 14.
Both players passed the first trial with flying colours.Miguel Tendillo, co-ordinator for the club’s Under-12 set-up, described Ikhsan as ‘a great talent and a natural goalscorer’. According to the former Spanish international, Irfan ‘showed good movement and worked hard to create chances’.
During a trial match alongside Spanish boys in his age group, Ikhsan scored four goals. Irfan played as an attacking midfielder in another match, creating three goals.