Home youngster steals the show at Tango League Singapore

Home United’s Prime league forward Iqram Rifqi stole the show as he was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament at adidas’ the Singapore edition of its worldwide futsal campaign Tango League. 

Led by Iqram, Da Vienna (A) eventually came out as champions as they bested the other teams in a tournament that was open to the public and free for youths between 15 to 25 years to register.

“I am proud of my team-mates. They made me the player of the tournament (MVP). Without them I wouldn’t be the MVP. It was a quite grand tournament and a pleasure to take part in this tournament.” said the 21-year-old Iqram.

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Iqram was crowned MVP

The final was played against his friends in Da Vienna (B) team – the 14 of them came together to take part in the tournament and managed to finish top two.

For an inaugural event, adidas were encouraged by the turnout rate and were hopeful it would grow from strength to strength in future editions to come.

“The first edition of Tango League in Singapore has been a success,” shared adidas Singapore brand manager Joseph Lee.

“It’s been great watching the youth footballing community in Singapore come together and celebrate the intersection of sport and street culture. We are looking to plan the next edition and will look to make Tango League even bigger and better, with more opportunities to promote the sport among our youths in Singapore.”

Those present at the event also participated in a football freestyle workshop by Urban Street Team (UST), skateboard in “the box”, a makeshift skateboard park in the space created by adidas.

Street arts were on display at Tango League Singapore

The tournament was also graced by Singapore’s footballing stars and adidas football Creators, Shahdan Sulaiman, Izzdin Shafiq and Christopher van Huizen. They mingled with the participants as well as playing in an exhibition match with the youngsters at the event.

“This is the first time adidas is doing something like this for football in Singapore so I am very proud and happy to be here. The players were great and all of them were having a fun time at tango league!” said Home United winger van Huizen who was displaying his skateboarding skills in ‘the box’ after the tournament.

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The final was a fiercely-contested affair

Photos: adidas