SINGAPORE, 30 March 2011: The S.League All Stars side to face the TAKE ACTION With Albirex Niigata Selection in the S.League Cares, TAKE ACTION With Albirex Niigata Singapore Charity Match at Jalan Besar Stadium this Saturday, 02 April has been officially announced.
The S.League All Stars are coached by three-time S.League Coach of the Year, Richard Bok of SAFFC (pictured above).
Bok is assisted by another Singapore football stalwart, S.Subramani of Home United.
Courts Young Lions skipper Hariss Harun will lead the All Stars for the first half with Balestier Khalsa’s Paul Cunningham wearing the captain’s armband for the second half.
All proceeds raised from the Charity Match will directly support the Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.
Football fans who attend the Charity Match can also contribute through donation boxes which will be placed around the stadium.
“We really hope that many, many people are coming down for the match,” said Bok.
“The S.League Cares, TAKE ACTION Foundation and Albirex Niigata Singapore have come together to raise funds for the people of Japan, so I hope to see a full stadium on Saturday.”
Four players from Bok’s SAFFC side make the squad, with goalkeeper Shahril Jantan, defender Shaiful Esah (pictured above on right), midfielder Mustaqim Manzur and forward Fazrul Nawaz in the list of 22.
Meanwhile S.League champions Etoile are also represented by four players: defender Sirina Camara, midfielders Hicham Bounchem and Maxime Belouet and forward Jonathan Totoi.
The S.League All Stars team is:
Goalkeepers: Shahril Jantan (SAFFC), Izwan Mahbud (Courts Young Lions)
Defenders: Paul Cunningham (Balestier Khalsa), Afiq Yunos (Courts Young Lions), Sirina Camara (Etoile), Obadin Aikhena (Gombak United), Walid Lounis (Gombak United), Jeremy Chiang (Gombak United), Emmeric Ong (Hougang United), Shaiful Esah (SAFFC)
Midfielders: Armanizam Dolah (Balestier Khalsa), K Vikraman (Balestier Khalsa), Hariss Harun (Courts Young Lions), Hicham Bounchem (Etoile), Maxime Belouet (Etoile) Carlos Alberto Delgado (Hougang United), Fazli Jaffar (Hougang United), Jordan Webb (Hougang United), Mustaqim Manzur (SAFFC)
Forwards: Vitor Borges De Souza (Balestier Khalsa - pictured below in red jersey number 10), Jonathan Totoi (Etoile), Fazrul Nawaz (SAFFC)
While not every club is represented in the All-Stars squad because of S.League match commitments, they are nevertheless contributing to the cause.
Home United, for example have donated proceeds from their match against Woodlands Wellington on 27 March to the relief efforts.
Meanwhile, Tampines Rovers will also be placing donations boxes in their designated ‘home’ blockbuster clash at the Jalan Besar Stadium on 01 April against Home United.
A host of Japanese footballing royalty, including former internationals Hidetoshi Nakata, Masaaki Sawanobori and Masakiyo Maezono have confirmed their participation for the TAKE ACTION with Albirex Niigata Singapore Selection side.
Tickets priced at $12 (Grandstand) and $6 (Gallery) for the S.League Cares, Take Action With Albirex Niigata Singapore Charity Match will go on sale from Friday, 01 April at the Albirex Niigata Singapore office at Jurong East Stadium and the FAS office at Jalan Besar Stadium.
For more information on the limited number of $200 VIP tickets for the Charity Match, please contact Muhammad Andi Mirza of the FAS at 68803150.
S.League All Stars vs TAKE ACTION with Albirex Niigata Singapore Selection
Date: Saturday, 02 April 2011
Venue: Jalan Besar Stadium