S.League’s 2017 March Dream XI
Forward: Ryoto Nakai (Albirex Niigata S)
Could Albirex ever replace 2016 player of the season, Atsushi Kawata? It appears that they have, with Ryoto Nakai coming to the fore.
Despite his short stature — Nakai is 1.68m tall — the forward hit the back of the twice in March. He also managed to provide two assists to his teammate.
His most vital goal came against Brunei DPMM in the 87th minute, which killed off the Wasps’ chance of a comeback and sealed a 2-0 win for the White Swans.
Forward: Faris Ramli (Home United)
Singapore international Faris will be looking at his most productive season ever — if he maintains his form.
The winger scored twice in March and also laid two on the plate for his teammates. With injuries disrupting his season last year, Faris will be keeping his fingers cross that he stays match fit for this campaign.
Forward: Stipe Plazibat (Home United)*
With six goals in two games, there is no way we could leave Stipe Plazibat out in the cold. In fact, FFT writers believe Plazibat has clearly been the player of the month in the S.League.
Brought in as Ken Ilso’s replacement, the Croatian marksman has filled in those shoes and more with his eye for goals. If Plazibat can maintain his scoring streak, it won’t surprise many if his predecessor is forgotten.