In an exhilarating 2021, the Lion City Sailors were crowned Singapore Premier League (SPL) champions for the first time in October.
A week from today, the Sailors have an opportunity to win the club’s second trophy at the AIA Community Shield, the traditional curtain raiser for the domestic football season.
The Sailors will face closest rivals for the SPL trophy in 2021, Albirex Niigata (S) at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Saturday, 19 Feb, in a standalone fixture that returns for the 14th time after its pandemic-enforced absence in 2021.
Up to 1,000 fully-vaccinated spectators will be allowed into the stadium, under prevailing Safe Management Measures.
This year’s curtain raiser, as with previous editions, will be considered a neutral match, with tickets available for sale– administered via SISTIC Singapore – from 3pm today, 12 Feb on the Football Association of Singapore website.
The 2022 season promises much excitement, with the Sailors poised to make the club’s debut in the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL). The club have made slew of new signings in Singapore internationals Izwan Mahbud and M Anumanthan, further strengthening the squad with the acquisition of Brazilian defender Pedro Henrique, Korean international Kim Shin-wook, and Belgian wide-man, Maxime Lestienne.
The 2022 AIA Community Shield will also be broadcast LIVE via Singtel TV and StarHub TV as well as streamed online via the SPL Facebook page and YouTube channel.
* Children aged between 3 and 12, and senior citizens aged 60 and above