| SINGAPORE (21 Sept 2008) – Singapore striker Noh Alam Shah has sent out a strong warning that he is back at his level best when he scored two goals last week to help his Tampines Rover’s side to a 4-1 win over Balestier Khalsa.
Noh Alam, who had his one-year suspension due to an outburst at the Singapore Cup 2007 final reduced to seven months earlier this year, proved that the long lay-off has not affected his predatory instinct.
“I feel great, and it is good for a striker to get early goals, and for his fellow strikers to score as well,” said Noh Alam after the match.
His first goal was created after beating down his marker just five minutes into the second half while his second was an exquisite in-between the legs cheeky manoeuvre.
The two goals would surely have caught the attention of Singapore national coach Radojko Avramovic as the defending champions look to prepare a squad ahead of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2008.
The AFF Suzuki Cup will be held in the Bangkok and Jakarta on 5-28 December 2008.
Singapore are in Group A with Indonesia, Myanmar and the second team from the qualifiers in Cambodia in October.
Group B are Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and the first team from the qualifying tournament.