Qiu Li returns for third Home Utd stint

Singapore international Qiu Li will don Home United colours for the 2014 season, his previous employers Balestier Khalsa announced on Wednesday night.

Singapore international Qiu Li will don Home United colours for the 2014 season, his previous employers Balestier Khalsa announced on Wednesday night.

The 32-year-old was not retained by Balestier despite top-scoring with 14 goals last season, and will instead join the Protectors for a third stint.

The striker was a revelation after moving to Balestier, helping the Tigers to a best-ever league finish of fourth and their first major trophy in the form of the League Cup.

Qiu Li had previously turned out for Home United in 2007 and from 2011 to 2012, but it seems he will add yet another chapter to his career with the Protectors

He will link up with Lee Lim Saeng again, with the Korean coach having also recruited Fazrul Nawaz, Bruno Castanheira, Daniel Ong, Izzdin Shafiq, Fazli Ayob and Ahmed Fahmie for the upcoming campaign.

Born in Shenyang, China, Qiu made his debut for the Lions in 2008 after being naturalised but was then deemed ineligible to represent Singapore until 2010 due to a new Fifa ruling.

He has played for the Young Lions, Tampines Rovers and Home and has scored 106 goals in the S.League and both local cup competitions.

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