Young Lions face tough return to Singapore Cup
Two other foreign teams, Nagaworld FC and Global FC (Philippines), will also participate in the competition.
While their task will not be easy to overcome, Young Lions' current top-scorer Fareez Farhan believes it will be a good challenge for his young teammates.
"It is a good tournament where there are foreign teams participating in the tournament and Hougang lost the first round game to Global FC if I'm not wrong," the 24-year-old told FourFourTwo.
"It's always going to be a difficult game to play against Ceres who beat Tampines, but it's a Cup game and anything can happen during a Cup game... even the underdogs can cause an upset."
Nagaworld and Global were drawn to together, while Geylang International will play Warriors FC in the preliminary round.
Last season’s losing finalists Home United will not have it easy either, as they take on this year’s S.League surprise package Hougang United.
Albirex will face the winners of the Geylang-Warriors fixture while Balestier will face either Home or Hougang.
Tampines will get to play a foreign team as they face the victors from the Nagaworld-Global game while DPMM will play the winners of the Young Lions-Ceres encounter.