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Confident Sporting's Ferreira hailed his team in NexLions Cup win

Coach Ferreira never doubts his team's ability FINAL: Sporting Lisbon U19 2-0 Liverpool U19 For a team that prided itself on producing many wonderful players throughout the year, one shall not fault Sporting Lisbon U19 coach Abel Ferreira for showing that kind of confidence during the post-match press conference following his side's 2-1 win over their more popular opponents Liverpool. "Are you surprised that my team won?" queried the former Sporting player in English at the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) boardroom at the Jalan Besar Stadium. This came after no question from the media was asked in the first place when requested by the emcee at the gathering. An impressive Sporting clinched the NexLions Cup When the mood set in, the former defender began to take some questions from the floor and mentioned the following (as far as I could remember). "To me, every player in my team is special and it's not just about one or two players beco

Countdown to NexLions Cup (Part Two) - The "Nursery" and Local Pride

(This entry is formulated based on the media release obtained via CROWD Pte Ltd, the PR agency of “NexLions Cup” together with the images being provided, unless credited) Coach Aide is confident of his team (file picture) With his squad's opening game to face a team that comprised no less than four players with Europa League's experience, Singapore Youth Selection coach Aide Iskandar is unfazed of the challenge ahead posed by Liverpool Academy side in the upcoming Nex Lions Cup. Much of that confidence stemmed from the match that the former Lions' skipper's boys drew 2-2 with Johor FA side, who is coached by another ex-Singapore skipper, the legendary Fandi Ahmad at Larkin Stadium in Johor Bahru days ago. Said coach Aide:"I have seen the squad list for Liverpool and I understand that they are bringing a strong squad for the NexLions Cup," "We will have a tough game on our hands against them, but I think that the team is well prepared and read

Countdown to NexLions Cup (Part One) - The English Rivalry

(This entry is formulated based on the media release obtained via CROWD Pte Ltd, the PR agency of “NexLions Cup” together with the images being provi ded ) Weeks of building up leading to the inaugural NexLions Cup must have whet the appetite of football fans. With the array of talents to be showcased over this next weekend (14,16th December), local fans are expected to see many of the up-and-coming European footballers pipped alongside with some of the finest Singapore youth players. Chilean wonderkid Angelo Henriquez One such player being singled out is Manchester United's 18-year-old Chilean striker Angelo Jose Henriquez. "He’s very quick and a good finisher," said Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson of the Santiago-born forward, who is the youngest member of Red Devils' first team squad, in the tournament press release made know to the media. "He's strong and with great shoulders on him for a boy of 18. Angelo has made a tremendous

[Event] Cubs to take on European giants at inaugural NexLions Cup

(This entry is formulated based on the media release obtained via CROWD Pte Ltd , the PR agency of “NexLions Cup” ) The tournament logo (via the mentioned media release) In order to enable more local young footballers to expose to a higher level of the game, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) and Kirkwall Sports Pte Ltd, who are exclusive partners of Manchester United Soccer Schools and Sporting Lisbon Academy in South East Asia, will be co-organize the “NexLions Cup” this coming December at the Jalan Besar Stadium (JBS). According to the media release made known to the media, the quadrangular will be held from 14th to 16th December featuring youth players from European powerhouses such as Manchester United, Liverpool FC and Sporting Lisbon. Inking the start of the newly joint initiative (picture credit: FAS) A press conference-cum-draw ceremony was held this afternoon at the FAS headquarters at JBS, the results of the draw are as follow:- Manchester United