S.League 2018 Transfer Round-Up: Who's in and Who's out?
The Eagles have completely revamped their playing squad for the upcoming season with a host of players released by the club, and the Bedok-based side have opted to sign mainly young players to fill slots.
Gone are the likes of Gabriel Quak, Syazwan Buhari, Faritz Hameed and Safirul Sulaiman with myriad players from the National Football League (NFL) and Prime League linking up with the Eagles. Head Coach Noor Ali has also departed for a 10 month coaching stint with Japanese side Matsumoto Yamaga, with Hirotaka Usui taking charge of the Eagles team for the 2018 season.
The club’s main coup has been the signing of experienced playmaker Azhar Sairudin from Hougang United.
There has also been little news of the Eagles’ foreign signings but it is likely that one of the foreign slots could be filled by the re-signing of Japanese defender Yuki Ichikawa.
In: Azhar Sairudin, Fairoz Hasan (Hougang United), Basil Chan, Zulfadli Zainal Abidin (Warriors), Jufri Taha, Cameron Bell (Tampines), Ryson Yap (Police SA), Fuad Ramli (SAFSA), Danish Azman (NFA U-18), Ryan Syaffiq, Yeo Hai Ngee (Garena Young Lions), Fahrish Khan, Zaki Bagharib, Noor Ariff, Ashraf Razali, Sadiq Abdul Rahim, Umar Ramle, Syazwan Sulaiman (Geylang Prime League)
Out: Syazwan Buhari, Safirul Sulaiman (Tampines Rovers), Faritz Hameed, Amy Recha (Home United), Gabriel Quak (Warriors FC), Stanely Ng, Shahfiq Ghani (Hougang United), Victor Coto (Perseru Serui), Nur Amin Malik, Isa Halim, Al-Qaasimy Rahman, Nor Azli Yusoff, Taufiq Ghani
Retained: Anders Aplin, Shawal Anuar, Darren Teh