FFT’s S.League Team of the Month: June
Goalkeeper: Yazid Yasin (Warriors FC)
The league’s oldest goalkeeper continues to remain one of its best and Yazid makes his first FourFourTwo XI this season after some sterling displays in the Warriors goal.
The 37-year-old conceded four times this month - the least amongst his peers - and was one of only two custodians to keep a clean sheet along with Tampines Rovers’ Joey Sim.
He was blameless for all goals let in, however, and pulled off some vital saves of his own to help the uniformed giants end June with two consecutive wins - their first such streak in 14 months.
Defender: Amirul Adli (Garena Young Lions)
The 20-year-old marshalled his defence well against Home United in a 2-2 draw, before bouncing back from a thrashing by Tampines Rovers with a near-impeccable performance against Brunei DPMM, where he showed a real understanding with partner Shannon Stephen.
Defender: Fahrudin Mustafic (Tampines Rovers)
Old is still gold, especially in the case of Mustafic, who has rolled back the years with some imperious performances at the heart of the Tampines rear-guard.
An indomitable figure, Mustafic is a key figure in the back-three system under new coach Akbar Nawas and his fiery displays has helped them to four wins in four games this month.
The 35-year-old lionheart also grabbed a goal for good measure against the Garena Young Lions and has been one of the more outstanding defenders in a goal-laden June to earn first nod here.
Defender: Shaiful Esah (Warriors FC)
The versatile Shaiful started the month off in midfield during a narrow defeat against Albirex Niigata (S), but played the next two matches at left-back and helped his Warriors side pick up two victories.
The 35-year-old was assured in his favoured position in the absence of suspended captain Zulfadli Zainal and helped to stabilise the defence.
The set-piece specialist also got on the score-sheet in the victory over Hougang United, curling in a trademark free-kick for his first S.League goal since July 2013!