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"Matchpix" - Feb - Mar 2022

 SGPL - Balestier Khalsa 2-2 Tampines Rovers 260222 Aerial duel at Tigers-Stags game Balestier Khalsa came back from behind to salvage a draw with goals from Shuhei Hoshino and Ensar Brunčević in the second half. The Stags took a two-goal lead in the first half through Boris Kopitović and Taufik Suparno. The match also saw the return of Balestier's head coach Akbar Nawas to the local top flight after five years when he, ironically, stepped down from the Tampines Rovers' hot seat in 2017. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE PICTURES SGPL - Tanjong Pagar United 2-2 Hougang United 060322 Jags' 'keeper Zharfan ensured safety Shodai Nishikawa's 88th minute diving header salvaged a 2-2 for Tanjong Pagar United after they earlier surrendered the lead to Hougang United's two quick goals in 77' & 79'. Khairul Nizam opened the account in the 72nd minute for Jags. Tanjong Pagar United reclaimed the pacesetter role barely one day after their co-tenants Alb


Skipper Hariss Harun (14) is a center-back these days Beating Malaysia is sweet, although we should have been more aggressive in the match that saw us beat the auld enemy 2-1 at Kallang last evening (26/7). The lack of aggressiveness was what I told almost everyone I bumped onto during and after the game which also saw national interim coach Nazri Nasir maintained his 100% record against Malaysia. Like I told a friend, I was wondering if Hariss Harun is being utilized more as the center-back these days that saw our lack of commanding presence in the middle of the park? Ikhsan's brace sunk Malaysia As we witnessed how the Harimau Malaya's more swift and intense movements were all over the Lions' domain at some parts of the game that saw Ikhsan Fandi was reduced to an isolated figure up front on a few occasions? And we had Lady Luck to thank when the Malaysians did not take their chance and even struck the crossbar from the spot-kick attempt before their equalizer in the 57t

The "Russian Tank" of Singapore Football - Borhan Abu Samah

Borhan Abu Samah 1964-1999  (P.S1) The demise of Borhan Abu Samah at the young age of 34 back in 1999 was a shocker to many in the scene, as he only just quit competitive football barely two years before. One of the vivid memories I had on the day (29 October 1999) he passed away was, I was at Toa Payoh Stadium after a match where a TV crew gathered some of his former teammates to talk about the man who passed away because of liver cancer One after another, these former squadmates of Borhan took turns to share their individual memories of the late former defender on video that were shown on television later. LIONS DEBUT IN 1987 Born on 30 November 1964, Borhan began his football career with Mountbatten CSC, Tiong Bahru CSC before joining Geylang International in 1990. He made his debut for the Singapore National Team on the 4th of March 1987 when he was featured in the victory over Indonesia in the Olympics Qualifiers at the old National Stadium. That 2-0 triumph over the Garudas, with