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"Matchpix" - May/June 2013 - Sorry for the delay...

(P.S: If you access this site via "come . to/ matchpix ", please click the "Facebook" icon after you click "HERE" when you want to view the album as that will redirect you to the album, thank you) I would like to apologize for not able to load up the May compilation and decided to merge together with those taken in June, sorry for any inconvenience caused . Starhub League Cup Playoff Final - SRC 1-3 Admiralty 12/5/2013 Not much was expected from the Wolves decked in black outfit when they conceded a goal in the 20th minute that witnessed Shaiful Fauzi placed the Padang side on the pole position in the Playoff Final that saw the two finalists emerged after shrugging off their opponents last week on the same ground. Nonetheless, it was a composed and confident show put by Admiralty towards the end of the game that saw the scrappy play forward that derailed any effort by SRC and led to the exit door, although Mahmod Hashim's expulsion in the

[25th Canon Lion City Cup] Schoolboy Final marred by controversial decision in Corinthians' night

The moment when the Corinthians clinched the Cup Schoolboy football final and that was what you got from those boys of SC Corinthians and PSV Eindhoven in the last match of the 25th Canon Lion City Cup. After all, these kids are barely or under 16 years of age and little would one expect the skills of Neymar or Van Persie to be paraded by them (in a few years time, maybe) at this instance. Much was expected from the Corinthians for having romped into the final on a clean sheet. One of the many heroics by the PSV custodian However, just before the Brazilians would be able to showcase some of fluency in the match, they found themselves down to 10 men early in the first half (due to a foul on the PSV 'keeper Mike van de Meulenhof that resulted the sending off of Gustavo Franca). The sudden tweak resulted the Corinthians to defence deep and exploited opportunities during the breaks. Leo Jaba scored the first goal of the night Their efforts were paid off in early i


Two lucky fans are set to win himself or herself each a pair of gallery tickets to catch all THREE matches on the Final Day of the 25th Canon Lion City Cup action (i.e.: the 5th/6th placing match, the 3rd/4th placing match and the Final match). The Fixtures on the FINAL DAY As updated by the organizers on 14th June 2013 To win those pair of tickets for the FINAL DAY (16th June) , all one need to do is to answer the following question: QUESTION: Name the two teams that will be playing in the final of the 25th Canon Lion City Cup? To get the answer, please log on to the following site for answer: Rules and Regulations The winner entries will the first two persons who submit the correct answer to the quiz of this contest. The contest is open to all reside in Singapore at the time that mark the commencement to the end of the contest, except to working personnel with relevant accreditation to the tournament and their next-to-kin. Any deci

[25th Canon Lion City Cup] No slots for both Baby Cubs in the semis

(This entry is formulated based on the media releases issued by Muse PR Pte Ltd, the PR agency of the mentioned event with images depicted in this entry provided via the same releases) Corinthians (in white) are favourites of the tournament Since the introduction of the present format in 2011, the semi-finals will not feature any two of the Singapore representative sides (i.e.: NFA U15 and NFA U16) in the 25th Canon Lion City with the conclusion of the group stages. Following three days of group stages competition, the likes of English side Arsenal, Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany, Brazil's SC Corinthians and Dutch club PSV Eindhoven emerged from the pack to qualify for the final four spot with both local sides to be completing in the 5th/6th placing match on coming Sunday at the Jalan Besar Stadium. SC Corinthians topped the Group B ladder on a clean sweep with two victories over their opponents with no goal conceded in the process (defeated NFA U15 7-0, defeated PSV Eind

[25th Canon Lion City Cup] Nazri's boys routed by Corinthians; NFA U16's gallant defeat on opener

NFA U15 0-7 Corinthians Corinthians (black jersey) outpowered NFA U15 Just two quick goals in less than 15 minutes into the game told us the difference between Corinthians and our NFA U15 boys in the 25th Canon Lion City Cup opener at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Fair to say that coach Nazri Nasir's boys did show some flashes from the early start, but the two quick goals that they conceded due to defensive lapses immediately rattled the nerves of the local teenagers. On the contrary, the Brazilians boys displayed a much composed composure with quick things coupled to their swift movement on and off the ball plays. NFA U15 had to deal constant with the Corinthians' swift plays With two notable chances that rocked the crossbar by the hosts, it was the samba boys that dictated the pace of the game and saw them walloped another five more goals in the second half to seal the match with a 7-0 shutout. Speaking to the media after the match, coach Nazri said:"We expec

Nazri sets Semi-Finals target for NFA U15 in 25th Canon Lion City Cup

(This entry is formulated based on the media release issued by Muse PR Pte Ltd , the PR agency of the 25th Canon Lion City Cup with image depicted in this entry provided by Muse PR Pte Ltd) Coach Nazri (pictured extreme right) is the NFA U15 coach Being one of the two representative squads to be competed in the upcoming 25th Canon Lion City Cup, the National Football Academy Under-15 (NFA U15) team departed earlier today to Kuala Lumpur for the Frenz International Cup 2013 for their preparations for the June tournament. Led by Coach Nazri Nasir, the NFA U15 have scheduled two matches in the tournament in the Malaysian capital that will see they play against Frenz United Malaysia on 26th May and Chonburi FC on the 1st June, in a media release issued this evening. Said the former Singapore national skipper: “Playing against Frenz United and Chonburi will be a good build-up to the tournament (25th Canon Lion City Cup). It is an opportunity to evaluate the boys one last time be

25th Canon Lion City Cup - Announcement of Draw and Schedules

(This entry is formulated based on the media release issued by Muse PR Pte Ltd , the PR agency of the mentioned event with images depicted in this entry provided by Red Card Group ) The distinguished guests at the draw ceremony  Graced by the presence of distinguished guests with the likes of the British High Commissioner to Singapore alongside with the Dutch and Brazilian ambassadors to the Republic with the German Embassy was represented by their Deputy Head of Mission, the draw and schedules for the upcoming 25th Canon Lion City Cup were decided this afternoon at PARKROYAL, the official hotel of the tournament. This came about after the unveiling of the teams for the June tournament, which is marking its silver jubilee with the involvement of English side Arsenal, PSV of Holland, Eintracht Frankfurt from Germany and Brazilian club Corinthians. The hosts, Singapore will be fielding both its NFA U15 and U16 selection for the tournament, widely credited to be the first of it

[Event] 25th Canon Lion City Cup

(This entry is formulated based on the media release issued by Muse PR Pte Ltd , the PR agency of the mentioned event with images depicted in this entry provided via the same release) (L-R): R Sasikumar, FAS President Zainudin Nordin, Lim Kok Hin of Canon Credited to be the first of its kind when it first started in 1977, the Canon Lion City Cup (as it is now known as because of its title sponsorship agreement with the Japanese imaging giants since 2011) has been seen as the talent churning machine for local football ever since. The likes of local luminaries such as Fandi Ahmad, V Sundramoorthy to Baihakki Khaizan and Shahdan Sulaiman were just a few to name who played in the tournament and went on to don the national team jersey in their later stages of their career. Since 2011, the organisers had invited youth teams from renowned clubs from Europe and South America that counted the likes of Juventus, AFC Ajax, CR Flamengo and Manchester City competed in the previous edition

[Feature] Adam Swandi won the "Raja Gelek" Award...

(This feature is formulated from the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore from which picture and quotes were extracted, unless credited) Adam (no 10) in action against Juventus in Canon LCC His glittering performance in the 23rd Canon Lion City Cup is the testament why he is rated as one of the country's brightest footballing prospect. His commanding presence as the skipper during that tournament eventually led the National Football Academy (NFA) U15 to the respectable third position in that youth tournament that also featured the boys from renowned club sides such as CR Flamengo and Juventus. So little surprise came last Sunday when Adam Swandi emerged as the winner from the pool of five nominees in annual "Dollah Kassim Award", an initiative by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS),in partnership with The New Paper, Turkish Airlines and Singapore Pools. This award is named after the late Singapore football legend who passed aw

Appreciation Nite by the organizers of the 23rd Canon Lion City Cup

FAS president Mr Zainudin Nordin (left) received the mock cheque from Mr Andrew Koh (right0, Senior Director and General Manager of the Consumer Imaging & Information Products Divsion of Canon Singapore with NFA U16 skipper Dukhilan Jeevamani (second from left) and U15's captain Adam Swandi (partial hidden). Was at the appreciation dinner hosted by the organizers of the recently concluded 23rd Canon Lion City Cup at Fika , which is located around the Kampong Glam area. Making their presence at the venue were the two NFA squads - the U15 and U16 teams (pictured below) who finished third and runners-up spots respectively in the tournament. As a commitment pledged by the title sponsors, Canon , before the tournament, a contribution of $13,000 was donated to the National Football Academy for the development of these two teams. The finalized amount was the result of total number of goals scored by the two teams that tallied at 13 goals (nine by the "Baby Cubs" -

A Fitting end to the 23rd Canon Lion City Cup

JUVENTUS FC 0-4 NFA U15 The juniors from the Italian "Grand Ol' Lady" - Juventus were simply outclassed by the NFA U15 in the 3rd/4th placing match of the 23rd Canon Lion City Cup. NFA U15's skipper Adam Swandi's somersault celebration wowed the JBS crowd. Back the partisan crowds at the Jalan Besar Stadium, the Baby Cubs (as I nicknamed them as) wowed their fans with a much calm and composed display as compared to their opener against Newcastle United. In short, it was an almost flawless display by the Baby Cubs who slammed four goals past their peers just days after they were outwitted by CR Flamengo. Juventus' players disputing the decision by referee Muhd Yazeen Although, the Italians were unlucky to have a penalty go against them following the sending off of one of their players that allowed the NFA U15 to have full control of the game. CLICK HERE FOR THE MATCH PHOTOS NFA U16 0-0 CR FLAMENGO (Flamengo won on penalties) Various online

Little Cubs didn't win to progress, but they did

Everton (in blue) took the lead first in the game through Calum Dyson's header. The fact remain is playing this kind of three-team group round-robin sort of group fixture is NEVER TO LOSE and you are guarantee to be SAFE to the next stage. With that in mind, the NFA U16 did just that by ensuring two draw results against Flamengo and Everton to progress to the next phrase of 23rd Canon Lion City Cup in the expense of the Merseysiders. NFA U16 was equalized by Hazim Hassan (pictured above) in 22" but also guilty of missed two in the second half But frankly speaking the team that formed by the core of last year's YOG team was up against a team younger than them with one of them aged only 13 year-old! Which is precisely why a member of this blog's FB page suggested that at this age is more about gaining exposure and honing their skills, rather than being too result-oriented that might be a hindrance to their development. (Pictured above) 15 year-old Everton '

Epic Opening to the 23rd Lion City Cup till the half of it...

NFA U15 4-3 NEWCASTLE UNITED Epic finish till the end of the 23rd Canon Lion City Cup opener that saw the match drawn by yours truly had the NFA U15 came from the jaws of defeat to see them beat the replacement side Newcastle United 4-3. The epic finishing by Faridzuan Faud rocked the JBS But the Baby Cubs got to watch their backline that was caught flat to allow baby Magpies to score in the first place, while the pressing game by the local boys eventually caused the collapse of the Geordies. Much quieter affairs off the field after the first match, as the ambience resembled of that of a normal S.League match after the LATW crew made their exit. CLICK HERE FOR THE MATCH PHOTOS CR FLAMENGO 1-0 EVERTON FC Was expecting some samba-inspired chanting from the local Flamengo supporters, but it wasn't the case at all so were the local Toffees supporters. While the Merseysiders did a decent job in suppressing the Brazilians with their tightly knitted defence that much cred

The Official Anthem for the 23rd Canon Lion City Cup - "Still Steady"

(This entry is formulated partly with additional details provided by the media release issued by Muse PR of The Red Card Group, the co-organizers of the 23rd Canon Lion City Cup) The much anticipated official music video of the 23rd Canon Lion City Cup was officially launched. In a joint collaboration between Canon and Soul Theory Studios with local renowned hip hop artiste Sheikh Haikel, this one minute clip also featured local football luminaries such as Fandi Ahmad, Malek Awab, Aide Iskandar, S Subramani and Lionel Lewis. Beside listening to the catch tune of the "Still Steady" performed by Haikel from his most recent album "10.10.10", fans are able to witness the mentioned former and present national players showcasing their skills not in the usual football gears, but in those fashionable streetwear outfit (Cool!). According to the funnyman himself, the inspiration for the song came upon his realization that the phrase ‘steady bom pi pi’ was a uniquely Singapor

[Feature] Hanafi joins the rank of C Ron and ready to shine in the Lion City Cup

(This entry is formulated based on and partly extracted from the press release issued by and pictures credited to Integrated Marketing Solutions Group [IMSG] - the PR agency for Nike Singapore ) With the 23rd Lion City Cup scheduled to kick off in less than a month away, it's not doubt that again that Hanafi Akbar (pictured below) and the rest of the National U-16 team will be carrying the hope of the country to repeat that kind of performance that captured the heart of the nation last August. In a timely boast that came before the Little Cubs who are due to face the likes of their peers from the renowned clubs such as Juventus, Flamengo in June, the national team apparel sponsors Nike had named the 16 year-old, alongside with skipper Jeffrey Lightfoot and midfielder Ammirul Emmran, as one of their brand ambassadors in Singapore. “I’ve never dreamt of getting this sponsorship. When I first found out about it, I was shocked, speechless and delighted. Nike first called my da

I decided the fate of the U-15 Cubs....

(This entry is formulated with additional details provided by the media release issued by The Red Card, the co-organizers of the 23rd Canon Lion City Cup) (Pictured above) I drawn "Juventus" to join Group A (picture credit: The Red Card) ... that the National U-15 team due to play in the upcoming 23rd Canon Lion City Cup had found themselves grouped together with Italian powerhouses Juventus U-15 and Newcastle United's U-15 squad in the Group A. While in the Group B, the other Singapore representative side – the National U-16 (comprised on the last year's YOG team ) will be facing the challenge from U-15 squads of renowned Brazilian side Flamengo and another English Premier League side, Everton. (Pictured above L-R) Terence Ong represented Newcastle's Fan Club, myself, Mr De Felip, Arief of LATW , Ismail Kay of Everton's supporters club, Francisco Zoroastro Campos of Flamengo's supporters club (picture credit: Mt Yip Siu Ming) I was given the honou