Sunday, February 07, 2016


Mehmet Joins Tampines' Stag Do

While Jermaine Pennant's signature on a Tampines Rovers contract has quite rightly attracted the headlines in recent years it is perhaps the acquisition of Billy Mehmet that might prove the more astute piece of business by the Stags as they seek to mount a sustained SLeague title challenge.

Pennant may boast the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool on his resume but is limited in his knowledge of football in Asian. Mehmet on the other hand brings local experience to the table since heading to the region in 2012.

After a productive time in Australia with Perth Glory where he netted an impressive 18 goals in 42 games, the 31 year old striker had short stops with Bangkok Glass and Dempo before enjoying two productive seasons in Malaysia with Kedah (23 goals in 26 games) and Sarawak (15 in 25).

As well as Pennant, Mehmet joins Fazrul Nawaz and Jordan Webb at Tampines as well as the addition of several members of the LionsXII squad. Let's hope that investment pays off with fans turning up at the stadium and getting behind the team for the new season.

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