Saturday, October 16, 2010
On a royal invitation to Shah Alam...
It's always a privilege to be part of the Singapore contingent to travel up to Shah Alam, the state capital of Selangor for the annual "Sultan of Selangor Cup" event.
Initiated in the year 2001 by the present ruler of Selangor, the aim of the event is to foster the footballing ties between the two sides, whose illustrious rivalry dated back since the 1920 when the Malaya Cup first started.
Both Selangor and Singapore take turn to host the event, with Jalan Besar Stadium played hosts last year, this year's edition is shifted back to the 80,000-capacity Shah Alam Stadium (pictured above).
SOME PICTURES FROM THE TRAINING SESSION..
The Singapore Selection had their training session at the gigantic arena with coach Terry Pathmanathan briefing his charges in the middle of the field.
Home United's custodian Lionel Lewis was the first choice when the Singapore Selection played on the same ground two years ago.
While the main squad were having their training session on one half of the field, the Singapore veterans were having their as well on the other side.
The some of the veterans at the hotel lobby after their training session, with Robert Sim (pictured above left), Haslir Ibrahim (who is carrying a bag on his left arm) and Ho Kwang Hock (on the right) having some light moments.
MORE PICTURES ON THE EVE OF THE MATCH DAY OF THE "SULTAN OF SELANGOR CUP 2010", PLEASE CLICK HERE.