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"In an interview with Yahoo! Singapore, Zainudin (Nordin, FAS President) reiterated that the S-league will not become a "poorer cousin" once the LionsXII start their Malaysia Cup campaign."

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Warriors FC to offer more flexibility in engaging with its new identity

"We are the WARRIORS!"
The eighth-time S.League champions will be renamed as Warriors Football Club, as announced during the club's outreach program held in this afternoon at Lot One Shopping Center in Choa Chu Kang.

The re-branding by the Choa Chu Kang-based club will be the second side to do so prior to the start of 2013 season, after Geylang International (formerly known as Geylang United) did theirs earlier this month.

Speaking to the media after the event, club chairman Brigadier General Lam Shiu Tong explained the motive behind the change.

Said BG Lam:"SAFFC (as they were formerly known as) had operated since day one and served the S.League well, but the SAF (Singapore Armed Forces) decided that the club should be given more autonomy and decided to drop the words 'SAF' in order to give the club more flexibility to engage with a wider group of stakeholders.

"Having said that the club structure remains unchanged, which explains why I am still here and you can see the mascot is still the Rhino." he added in reaffirm the link between the defending Singapore Cup winners and the armed forces.

Warriors FC will be outfitted by Svolme for the next two seasons

On the same event, the Warriors also announced their new collaboration with Svolme on a two-year deal that the Japanese brand will be outfitting the team for the next two seasons.

Named as the skipper for the second year on a roll, defender Daniel Bennett shared the team's aspirations and preparation so far.

Taking on the stage, the 122-capped Singapore international said:"We have been training for couple of weeks and hope to win the fans back to the stadium with some silverwares, as well."

Following this event, the team will be heading off to Thailand for a training tour where they are scheduled to face top Thai club sides such as Bangkok Glass, Bangkok FC and BEC Tero Sasana.

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