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S.League 2017 Transfer Round-Up

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Warriors FC

Warriors FC have not been actively announcing their signings, but FourFourTwo learned they managed to snap up former LionsXII youngster Samuel Benjamin just before the window closed.

Joel Tshibamba is Jonathan Behe's replacement this season

In: Ho Wai Loon (Balestier Khalsa), Fadhil Noh (Balestier Khalsa), Jordan Webb (Tampines Rovers), Firdaus Kasman (Young Lions), Baihakki Khaizan (JDT II), Shahril Ishak (JDT II), Hyrulnizam Juma’at (Home United), Ang Zhi Wei (Home United), Samuel Benjamin (Hougang United), Joel Tshibamba (Free)

Out: Jonathan Behe (Sabah), Madhu Mohana (Tampines Rovers), Yazid Yasin (Released), Ismail Yunos (Released), Hafiz Rahim (Tampines Rovers), Jeremy Chiang (Released), Andy Ahmad (Released), Ignatius Ang (SAFSA), Nikola Rak (Released), Marijan Suto (Home United)

Retained: Kento Fukuda, Hafiz Osman, Poh Yi Feng, Shaiful Esah, Fazli Jaffar, Emmeric Ong, Syaqir Sulaiman, Basil Chan, Zulfadli Zainal, Ridhuan Muhamad, Emmeric Ong, Fazli Jaffar, Zainol Gulam, Zulfadhli Emra, Hafiz Nor

Tampines Rovers

Tampines have added plenty to their squad but the jury is still out on their signings.

The squad looks capable of competing on the domestic front, but regionally they have been outclassed by the likes of Hanoi and Ceres.

The new faces, including Ivan Dzoni and Sahil Suhaimi, need to step up their game when called upon in the next AFC Cup fixture.

Tampines have revamped their squad but they are yet to convince

In: Khairul Amri (Young Lions), Madhu Mohana (Warriors FC), Imran Sahib (Free), Firman Hanif (Free), Farhan Rahmat (Free), Fazli Ayob (Balestier Khalsa), Jamil Ali (Balestier Khalsa), Daniel Bennett (Geylang International), Ivan Dzoni (FK Dukla Banska Bystrica), Ryutaro Megumi (Aoyama Gakuin University), Son Yong Chan (Ceres), Sahil Suhaimi (Geylang International), Raspreet Sandhu (Sonoma State University), Hafiz Rahim (Warriors FC), Farhan Rahmat (Free)

Out: Jermaine Pennant (Bury), Billy Mehmet (Brunei DPMM), Jordan Webb (Warriors FC), Fabian Kwok (Hougang United), Christopher Van Huizen (Home United), Afiq Yunos (Home United), Izzdin Shafiq (Home United), Hafiz Sujad (BBCU), Fashah Iskandar (Young Lions), Noh Rahman (Retired), Saifullah Akbar (SAFSA), Sufian Anuar (Released)

Retained: Izwan Mahbud, Shahdan Sulaiman, Joey Sim, Jufri Taha, Yasir Hanapi, Fahrudin Mustafic, Ismadi Mukthar, Fazrul Nawaz, Irwan Shah, Shakir Hamzah

Young Lions

In preparation for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, the Young Lions have made wholesale changes to their squad.

The most notable name they have brought in is Ikhsan Fandi, but the youngster is believed to have not secured the clearance needed to play in the S.League.

Dhukilan has been retained by Young Lions

In: Hafiz Sulaiman (Warriors FC), Hairul Syirhan Mardan (Geylang International), Fashah Iskandar (Tampines Rovers), Adib Nur Hakim (Free), Ehvin Sasidharan (Free), Shahrin Saberin (Home United), Yeo Hai Ngee (Home United), Armin Maier (Free), Haiqal Pashia (Free), Amirul Hakim (Free), , R.Aaravin (Home United), Jordan Chan (Free), Ikhsan Fandi (Home United)

Out: Firdaus Kasman (Warriors FC), Khairul Amri (Tampines Rovers), Christopher Van Huizen (Home United), Fareez Farhan (Hougang United), Adam Swandi (Young Lions), Tajeli Salamat (Balestier Khalsa), Ashrul Syafeeq (Balestier Khalsa) Jonathan Tan (Balestier Khalsa), Gareth Low (Released), Zulfadhmi Suzliman (Released), Hazim Faiz (Released), Justin Hui (Released), Marcus Wheeler (Released), Shannon Stephen (Released)

Retained: Amirul Adli, Dhukilan Jeevamani, Shafeeq Faruk, Zharfan Rohaizad, Illyas Lee, Faizal Roslan, Rusyaidi Salime, Taufiq Muqminin, Ammirul Emmran, Joshua Pereira, Taufik Suparno, Hami Syahin, Muhaimin Suhaimi, Muhelmy Suhaimi, Shameer Aziq, Syahrul Sazali, Ryan Syaffiq, Zulqarnaen Suzliman

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