Despite leaving top scorer Shuhei Hoshino on the bench, Albirex Niigata FC S made light work of Brunei DPMM with a 4-1 win at Jalan Besar Stadium on Saturday night to clinch a fourth consecutive RHB Singapore Cup.
Kenya Takahashi’s stunning free-kick effort and Yohsuke Nozawa’s heroics in goal helped Albirex Niigata FC S achieve a 1-0 win against Home United in the second leg of their RHB Singapore Cup semi-final tie at Bishan Stadium on Wednesday night, as the reigning champions progressed into a fourth straight final 4-2 on aggregate.
After being ASEAN champions in the AFC Cup and finishing second in the Singapore Premier League (SPL) to qualify for the 2019 AFC Champions League, Home United want to cap off the good year with a seventh Singapore Cup triumph.
Warriors FC will aim to prevent Albirex Niigata FC from becoming the first side to go an entire Singapore Premier League (SPL) season unbeaten when they host them on Saturday, September 29, at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium.
In the absence of key players Kenya Takahashi and Shuhei Hoshino, Captain Wataru Murofushi delivered a virtuoso performance with a brace proving to be the difference for Albirex Niigata FC (S) in a 3-2 comeback win over Home United in the first leg of the RHB Singapore Cup semi-final tie at Jurong East Stadium on Wednesday night.