S.League's 2017 Good and Bad: Balestier, Young Lions and … Brunei DPMM?
Kento Fukuda’s unforgettable week
The 26-year old then wheeled away in sheer delight but as it turned out, that was not the happiest that Fukuda had been this week. The Japanese defender, along with his wife, welcomed the birth of a baby boy earlier in the week and duly showcased it with a classic celebration – Brazilian football legend Bebeto’s classic ‘rock-the-baby’ jig.
Fumiya Kogure’s continued excellence
It was apparent that the Cheetahs’ biggest coup this season may well have been in retaining the Japanese playmaker and it is already showing early in the season.
While Hougang United have yet to really click into gear, Kogure’s supreme form gives them plenty of reasons to look forward to the rest of the season.
Could Kogure end up clinching his second player of the year award this season?
Don’t bet against it, especially if his form continues.
Albirex Niigata (S) show no signs of letting up
Another week, and another Albirex victory. Fresh from their monopolising all local silverware on offer last season, Albirex are showing no signs of slowing down.
Up against fellow title contenders Brunei DPMM, the Japanese outfit cruised to a 2-0 win which has now left them sitting pretty at the top with nine points from three matches.
While it could be argued that the Japanese outfit have yet to been tested for the three points so far this season, the doubters could be silenced if Albirex can dispatch Home United at the Bishan stadium when the action resumes after the break.
But for now, Albirex are setting the standards.