12 Feb '11, 2pm

Football: Courts Young Lions go down 0-2 to SAF FC in S.League opener

Football: Courts Young Lions go down 0-2 to SAF FC in S.League opener

SINGAPORE: SAF FC got their 2011 S.League campaign to a good start beating the Courts Young Lions team 2-0 at the Jalan Besar stadium. However, there was much at stake at this game beyond the play on the field, as the Football Association of Singapore was also hoping to get more fans to come and support local football. With average attendance dropping to just above a thousand last year, more than 2,500 showed up for the opening match. And they were not disappointed, with SAF delivering the goals. The first coming in the 24th minute from Fazrul Nawaz and the Warriors sealed the match when their new import, Mislav Karoglan, made it two after the break in the 68th minute, securing the three points for SAF FC. But the match was also under the spotlight for the fan turnout, and a host of activities were rolled out to bring them in. Young Lions fan Stanley Wong said: "I think it...

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