Three of Lion City Sailors’ remaining Singapore Premier League (SPL) home games at Bishan Stadium have been rescheduled.

Originally penciled in for 23 and 30 July, the Bishan fixtures against Tanjong Pagar United and Balestier Khalsa will be played on Thursday, 20 July and Monday, 31 July instead. This is because the stadium will be utilised as a training venue for the upcoming Singapore Festival of Football.

As part of the Festival, Aleksandar Ranković’s charges will face Tottenham Hotspur in the Tiger Cup. The match will take place on Wednesday, 26 July at the National Stadium.

The season-ending clash against Geylang International has also been moved from 27 August to Saturday, 16 September. This is due to preparation time needed for the Singapore Under-22 team for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Asian Cup qualifiers between 6 to 12 September, according to the recommendation from the recent Southeast Asian Games review conducted by the Football Association of Singapore.

The Sailors are currently two points off the top of the SPL, in third position behind Tampines Rovers and leaders Albirex Niigata (S), with six matches left to play.