SINGAPORE (13 Feb 2011) – Former S-League champions Singapore Armed Forces FC (SAFFC) picked up the full points in their first game of the season with a 2-0 win over the Young Lions at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
In front of a crowd of just over 2,000 SAFFC made sure of the win with goals off Fazrul Nawaz in the 25th minute and Mislav Karoglan in the 68th.
Needless to say Richard Bok, the chief coach of SAFFC was pleased.
“This is the first time that we are playing in the afternoon. The last time we did that was back in 1998 during the FIFA World Cup,” said Richard.
“But it is good that we have begun the season with a win. That is important. At the same time too, we did not concede a goal which is a good thing too.”
Young Lions coach Robin Chitrakar admitted that it was tough for his youngsters to break through the SAFFC defence.
“I admit that we did not have the offensive capability to break down SAFFC,” said Chitrakar.
“However, the players tried hard and they fought all the way. I believe that with the return of the several players on suspension later this season, we can only get better.”