Friday, May 03, 2013


Warriors Hope Table Lies

Once upon a time SAFFC bestrode Singapore football in the same way Manchester United look down on the rest in England. Trophies were deemed a right and in one golden spell they collected the SLeague four times on the spin with two Singapore Cups and two Charity Shields thrown in for good measure. They even competed in the AFC Champions League on two occasions.

And now? Unceremoniously dumped out of the AFC Cup after finishing bottom and managing just a single victory at home to Churchill Brothers. 9th in the SLeague and in fact if you discount Young Lions who have zero points Warriors in fact share the last place with Hougang United and Geylang International.

Tables can lie though. Warriors have two games in hand on their rivals; win those and they would be in the top five. And while two wins in their last six games is not the thing champions are made of they have been handicapped by competing in the AFC Cup which must have disrupted their domestic form.

Now the AFC Cup adventure is over they can concentrate locally but face two tricky games on the immediate horizon with a trip to DPMM, never easy, followed by title challengers Albriex Niigata at home.

Coach V Selvaraj will be hoping his team can find some consistency now and will also be looking forward to defending the Singapore Cup when they host Global from the Philippines in early June.

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