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[Event] Virtual Footballers Get Their Shot at Premiership Stardom

(This message is brought to you by Strategic Public Relations Group [SPRG] , the coordinating agency for this clinic) Christmas will come early for players of the popular online computer game, EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 2, as they stand a chance to apply their virtual football skills to the real pitch in a football clinic conducted by ex-Barclays Premier League manager, Phil Brown along with Liverpool legends Jason McAteer and Steve McMahon. Organised by IAHGames, in collaboration with football scouting web portal, ScoutForAll , a total of two football clinics will be held in Singapore and Malaysia. This is a unique kind of talent scouting event targeting at those avid gamers to see if they have what it takes to transform their capabilities in the virtual world into real footballing skills on the pitch. The first clinic is scheduled for 7 December 2010 in Singapore at The Premier Pitch , and the second clinic is slated for 10 December 2010 in Kuala Lumpur . 40 lucky gamers shall be selec

[EVENT] Nike Shout Connects Football Enthusiasts to Live Pitch Action At the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010

(The content of this entry is obtained via the transcript provided by Integrated Marketing Solutions Group [IMSG] - the PR agency for Nike Singapore ) (P.S: The copyrights of the video, images depicted in this blog entry belong to Nike, unless stated.) Singapore (November 30, 2010) – For the first time, Nike allows football fans to be heard, loud and proud, at the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup 2010 games. Debuting at the games, Nike SHOUT is the region’s first digital LED perimeter board that serves to capture and amplify the football moments on pitch via social media, connecting Southeast Asian fans at home and across the region to the players on the pitch, live with their messages of support. As part of the “Be the Next” campaign, Nike SHOUT is targeted at local youth footballers to inspire them to show their support for their national teams and strengthen their drive to be part of that team someday. Enthusiasts can post their words of encouragement and support and see thei

Breaking new ground with bit of Portuguese flair

Albirex Niigata (Singapore)'s chairman chairman Mr Daisuke Korenaga (pictured above left) with a CBF representative during the ceremony that announced the partnership between the two sides (picture credit: Albirex Niigata (Singapore)) With the vision to see itself as a stepping stone for its players to play professional football in Europe, S.League club Albirex Niigata (Singapore) recently inked a partnership deal with Portuguese club side Clube de Futebol Os Belenenses (CBF). Under the terms of the agreement between the two, Albirex (S) will send one or two players to CFB for a two-week trial annually. CFB will in-turn have the priority to sign these players should any of them meets the club’s requirements with 20-year-old midfielder Tatsuro Inui will be the first player to attend such trial scheduled from 6 Dec. In a statement released by the club, chairman Mr Daisuke Korenaga said: “We are very proud and honoured to have Clube de Futebol Os Belenenses , a club rich in hist

Raddy announces final squad of 22 for AFF Suzuki Cup

(Media Information from the Football Association of Singapore ) SINGAPORE, 26 November 2010: National Coach Radojko Avramovic (pictured above center) has called up his final 22 ahead of the AFF Suzuki Cup as the Lions gear up to reclaim the AFF Cup for an unprecedented fourth time, having won the region’s most prestigious tournament in 1998, 2004 and 2007. Coach Radojko has picked an experience side with a vast majority of the players featuring in previous AFF Cup competitions. The last player who failed to make the cut was Home Untied’s Tengku Mushadad. “I'm looking at the positions and who can cover which position and in the end, Tengku is the one (to miss out). He tried very hard, and I am thankful for that, but maybe his time is not now. Maybe in the future he will have more opportunities with the National Team,” said Avramovic. Most notably, Hariss Harun has been ruled out of the biennial tournament for the second time after sustaining a fractured fibula at the Asian Gam

Lions thrash Laos in their Suzuki Cup prep

Singapore beat Laos 4-0 in their preparation for the Suzuki Cup in the Jurong West Stadium before heading up to Vietnam this Sunday. Ace striker Noh Alam Shah scored before the end of the first half, Agu Casmir (pictured above) netted a double with Gombak United's Fazrul Nawaz scored on his home ground to seal the win. The only blip is the injury to Ridhuan Muhamad that forced the winger to be replaced midway of the game. (thanks to Mr Gary Koh for this update)