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SOS Cup History: Dollah's passing, a 6-0 drubbing and Syazwan's heroics

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Memorable Encounters

2013 – Selangor FA 3 S.League Selection 2

  • Forkey Doe’s stunner

The Singapore representatives took an early lead with Aleksandar Duric stabbing home after the Selangor defence failed to clear Shaiful Esah’s low cross.

Warriors FC goalkeeper Hassan Sunny kept the home side at bay with a string of excellent saves, but there was no stopping Adam Griffiths from heading home the equaliser four minutes before the break.

Francis Forkey Doe reacted quickest to a loose ball 10 minutes into the second half to put Selangor 2-1 up, but they were pegged back on 70 minutes when Kamel Ramdani stroked home a penalty to restore parity.

However it was the Red Giants who had the last laugh with Liberian forward Doe unleashing a dipping 25-yard effort beyond the despairing dive of Hassan and sending the majority of the 70,000 fans wild.

2010 – Selangor Selection 0 S.League Selection 6

  • Singapore's biggest win

No one saw it coming as Selangor slumped to their worst-ever defeat in this tournament.

Led by the fearsome strike partnership of Duric and Home United forward Frederic Mendy, the S.League Selection were two goals up within the first 10 minutes courtesy of a goal apiece from the duo.

That set the tone for the rest of the game, with Ivan Jerkovic and Juma’at Jantan adding themselves on to the scoresheet, while Duric and Mendy managed to complete their braces.

2008 – Selangor FA 2 S.League Selection 2 (4-3 on penalties)

  • Safee’s overhead kick

While this match ended in a draw after regulation time, it will be remembered by the Selangor faithful for a truly special goal from Safee Sali.

That moment came in the 60th minute when Indra Putra Mahayuddin’s cross was deflected into Safee's path and the Malaysian international wasted little time in unleashing an acrobatic overhead kick which flew past Singapore keeper Lionel Lewis in a flash.

That was Safee’s second goal of the match, after the striker had scored late in the first half to cancel out Tatsuya Okuyama’s early strike for the visitors.

Ashrin Shariff ensured the match went into penalties by prodding home Aliff Shafaein’s cross late on, but misses by Ali Imran Lomri and Shahril Ishak in the resulting shootout meant the Red Giants reclaimed the Cup after losing the prior two editions.

2007 – Selangor FA 1 S.League Selection 3

  • Every S.League club represented

From champions SAFFC’s Therdsak Chaiman to second-from-bottom Sengkang Punggol’s Jonathan Angelucci – each of the nine S.League clubs were represented in this well-balanced S.League Selection side.

The Singapore representatives went ahead midway through the first half after captain Daniel Bennett had nodded in Therdsak’s corner, but Selangor fought back via a thunderous 25-yard volley from the experienced Shukor Adan shortly after the break.

However there was no stopping the visitors from running out winners on the night - with Grabovac first heading home an excellent Noh Rahman right-wing cross, then substitute Farizal Basri coolly nutmegged the Selangor keeper after being set up by young Zulfadli Zainal Abidin.

In Memory of Dollah Kassim (1949-2010)

The 2009 edition of the SOS Cup will forever be remembered for the heart-wrenching collapse of Singapore legend Dollah Kassim.

Affectionately nicknamed the ‘Gelek King’ for his outstanding dribbling ability, the late Dollah suffered a sudden heart attack during the annual game between Singapore and Selangor veterans at Jalan Besar Stadium. He never recovered, remaining in a coma for 12 months before passing away at the age of 61 a year later.

Dollah will forever be revered in Singapore football folklore for the audacious goal he scored in the 2-0 win against Pahang FA during the 1975 Malaysia Cup. After dribbling past three defenders, the silky attacker made their goalkeeper dive the wrong way before cheekily back-heeling into goal to send the fans at the old National Stadium wild.

Dollah Kassim (right). Photo: National Archives

Head-to-head

  • 2001 (Shah Alam) – Selangor Selection 0-0 (4-2 on penalties) S.League Selection
  • 2003 (Shah Alam) – Selangor 4-1 S.League All Stars (SEL - Nizarudin Yusof 2’', 23', Juan Manual Arostegui 57’, Rudie Ramli 90’, SLS – Dalis Supait 11’)
  • 2004 (Kallang, Singapore) – S.League All-Stars 2-2 Selangor MPPJ (SLA – Shahril Ishak 15’, Agu Casmir 35’, SEL - Juan Manuel Arostegui 50', Fabrico Rene Franceschi 55')
  • 2005 (Shah Alam) – Selangor Selection 3-1 S.League Selection (SEL - Bambang Pamungkas 13', 33', Mohammad Noor Md Derus 38', SLS – Baihakki Khaizan 18’)
  • 2006 (Kallang, Singapore) – S.League Selection 3-0 Selangor Selection (Mirko Grabovac 5’, Peres De Oliveira 45’, Khairul Amri 55’)
  • 2007 (Shah Alam) – Selangor Selection 1-3 S.League Selection (SEL – Shukor Adan 47’, SLS – Daniel Bennett 25’, Mirko Grabovac, Farizal Basri)
  • 2008 (Shah Alam) – Selangor Selection 2-2 (4-3 on pen) S.League Selection (SEL - Safee Sali 33’,60’, SLS – Tatsuya Okuyuma 1’, Ashrin Shariff 70’)
  • 2009 (Jalan Besar, Singapore) – S.League Selection 3-0 Selangor Selection (Indra Sahdan 27, Aleksandar Duric 34’, John Wilkinson 45’)
  • 2010 (Shah Alam) – Selangor Selection 0-6 S.League Selection (Aleksandar Duric 1’, 89’, Frederic Mendy 10', 43', Ivan Jerkovic 46', Jumaat Jantan 76’)
  • 2011 (Shah Alam) – Selangor Selection 0-1 Singapore Selection (Asraruddin Putra Omar 66’ og)
  • 2012 (Shah Alam) – Selangor Selection 3-1 S.League Selection (SEL – Safiq Rahim 33’ pen, Bosko Balaban 55’, Rozaimi Abdul Rahman 90’, SLS – Aleksandar Duric 24’)
  • 2013 (Shah Alam) – Selangor Selection 3-2 S.League Selection (SEL - Adam Griffiths 41’, Francis Forkey Doe 55’, 74’, SLS – Aleksandar Duric 6’, Kamel Ramdani 70’ pen)
  • 2014 (Shah Alam) – Selangor Selection 2-1 Singapore Selection (SEL - Paulo Rangel 45’ pen, 79’, SIN - Leonel Felice 68’)
  • 2015 (Shah Alam) – Selangor Selection X-X Singapore Selection (Match Cancelled)
  • 2016 (Shah Alam) - Selangor Selection 1-1 (3-4 on pen) Singapore Selection (SEL - R.Gopinathan 17', SIN - Stanely Ng 77')

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