Woodlands Wellington defender Precious Emuejeraye signed with Sriwijaya FC

•September 14, 2009 • 2 Comments

(Photo: How Hwee Young, EPA)

(Photo: How Hwee Young, EPA)

On the heels of striker Noh Alam Shah moving from Tampines Rovers to Arema Malang, Woodlands Wellington defender Precious Emuejeraye signed with Sriwijaya FC on Wednesday.

“[Woodlands] knows about this signing and have agreed to release Precious to Sriwijaya after his contract ends on November,” said Onana Jules, the player’s agent, on Thursday.

The 26-year-old is the first Asian player to sign for Sriwijaya, and coach Rahmad Darmawan has no problem with waiting.

“It’s hard to find Asian players, so it’s worth the wait. The ISL will start on Oct. 11, so I think he won’t miss much and, as a professional, I’m sure he could easily blend in with his new teammates,” Rahmad said.

Details of the transfer were undisclosed, but Indonesian media reported the defender would earn about Rp 1.3 billion per year.

Emuejeraye initially came to Singapore in 2002 to play for now-defunct Jurong FC. He moved to Young Lions after Jurong folded, and three years later he transferred to Gombak United before moving to Woodlands in 2008.

Emuejeraye, born in Nigeria, took Singaporean citizenship in 2005 and made his national team debut on Jan. 26, 2006.

“I’ve been playing in the S-League for seven years, and I think now it’s the right time to try something new, he told state-run news agency Antara. “Sriwijaya is a big Indonesian club, and they have won the domestic league and cups, so playing here will be a great challenge for me.” Jakarta Globe

Mustafic Fahrudin joined Persija

•September 14, 2009 • 2 Comments


The migration of talent to the Indonesian Super League from Singapore continued in earnest on Saturday.

Persija Jakarta made good on its plans to add Singapore international midfielder Mustafic Fahrudin to its squad. The Serbia-born player joins international teammates Noh Alam Shah and Precious Emuejeraye in making the move to Indonesia.

“I have finally signed with Persija. We’ve been talking for almost a month,” Fahrudin said on Saturday. “I arrived in Jakarta on Saturday morning, and I finalized my contract. I am looking forward to playing my home games in front of thousands of Persija fans.”

Fahrudin’s signing ended speculation that he would join Tampines Rover teammate Alam Shah at Arema Malang.

Arema officials had earlier claimed the naturalized Singaporean had a “gentlemen’s agreement” with the club, but Fahrudin dismissed those claims and said Persija was the only club to contact him.

“I never talked with any official from Arema. The only person from Arema that I talked to was Alam Shah,” the 28-year-old said. “I didn’t want to start talking with any other clubs before Persija, and I wanted to be fair to them. There’s no point talking about Arema now.”

Fahrudin is scheduled to join the Kemayoran Tigers on Sept. 25. He originally expressed a desire to remain at Tampines until his contract expired in December, but he said Tampines agreed to release him from his contract. Jakarta Globe

Noh Alam Shah officially a Crazy Lions

•September 9, 2009 • 2 Comments


Tampines Rovers striker Noh Alam Shah has officially signed a year deal with Indonesian Super League (ISL) outfit, Arema Malang.

“I have lost a lot of motivation to play in the S-League, for reasons I do not wish to elaborate right now,” Alam Shah told Today, after Tampines’ 1-0 loss at Woodlands last night. “But football in Indonesia is very physical and that’s what I’m looking for. It’ll be great to play weekly in front of big crowds.” From Todayonline

Noh Alam Shah international teammates,Baihakki Khaizan and Mustafic Fahrudin may join him as well but they are still considering the move.

Arema Malang finished 10th in the 2008-2009 ISL season.Arema supporters who call themselves the Aremania are considered to be one of the most fanatic supporters among all of the Indonesian football clubs supporters.ania has been awarded as The Best Indonesian Football Supporters by Football Association of Indonesia

Catch Goal.com interviewed with Noh Alam Shah on his moved to his new club.

Three Singapore players on the verge of signing for Arema

•September 6, 2009 • 1 Comment

Arema has been reported to have snapped three Singapore players for the 2009 season.They are Baihakki Khaizan from Geylang United,Noh Alam Shah and Mustafic Fahrudin,both from Tampines Rovers.

This news has created some spark on the internet,but the truth is yet to be seen.We have to wait reports from the Singapore side to confirm this transfer news.

Bai and Bambang are going to face one another next season

Asian Referees’ Day on 1st September

•September 3, 2009 • 1 Comment

In celebration of Asian Referees’ Day on September 1, S.League will be issuing special ‘Green Cards’ to promote fair play, good manners and safeguarding the environment.

With referees more known for brandishing yellow and red cards for on-field offences, the green card has the opposite effect with the aim of promoting the positive side of football and its related activities.

Green cards were handed out before the RHB Singapore Cup Quarter Final second leg match between TTM Samut Sakhon vs Brunei DPMM FC


The green card serves to represent the purity of the environment thus projecting Referees Care for the Environment.

In this regard, referees will take the lead to promote the ‘Green Card’ on and off the field by handing out the card to the players, coaches and team officials to encourage ‘Fair Play’.

The referees will also have a friendly match and dinner on 1st September to bolster camaraderie.

The promotion of the Green Card is the highlight of the year-round Asian Referees’ year.

I’m back!

•September 3, 2009 • 3 Comments

Now that I’m back,I will be constantly updating on Singapore football.Don’t forget to pay a visit Kallangroar.com for the latest news of our very own and beloved Lions!

With some important fixtures in two months time,back to back clash against fierce rival Thailand,also the upcoming important Sea Games in Laos as well for our Young Lions.

Fans have been complaining that our Young Lions have not had the best preparation but they have been playing together in the S-League since February this year.Under the guidance of Terry Pathmanathan,the Young Lions are currently sitting second bottom of the table above underachieved Balestier Khalsa.They had some International friendlies too,losing 3-0 to Malaysia before beating the Indonesians 2-0.They will have a friendly arranged too later this month against the Cambodia U-23 side.

Best wish of luck to our Lions too and there’s a tournament (unconfirmed) that our Lions are going to participate just before the Thailand clash in November.Will be updating on that.

AFC U-14 Women’s Football Festival

•April 9, 2009 • 2 Comments

Vietnam will host the AFC U-14 women’s Football Festival from June 17 through 30.

The event will attract eight members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) including Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and host Viet Nam.

This year, the Ha Noi women’s football club will represent Viet Nam in the event. The Hoa Hop-Ha Noi women’s football club will play in the 2008 AFC U-13 Women’s Festival.

The Viet Nam Football Federation plans to rotate each club so they all have the chance to compete in the National Women’s Football Championships and take part in the tournament.

On the sidelines of the festival, the AFC will run two courses for coaches to train talented young female coaches under age 25, as well as a conference for the head coaches of the eight women’s football teams.