Press Releases ● Apr 24, 2016
RHB Singapore Cup Draw Spices Up Third Car-free Sunday
SINGAPORE, 24 APRIL 2016: The Padang and Esplanade Park in the Civic District provided a picturesque backdrop for today‚Äôs draw for the 2016 RHB Singapore Cup, held as part of the third Car-Free Sunday SG. Over 200 people comprising S.League players, children from S.League clubs‚Äô academies and their families were present to witness children representing their respective clubs, including the foreign clubs, conduct the draw to determine the fixtures.
Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim attended the event as Guest-of-Honour, and participated in a mass warm-up with the participants before unveiling the RHB Singapore Cup trophy.
‚ÄúWe are delighted to conduct the draw for this year‚Äôs RHB Singapore Cup as part of Car-Free Sunday SG. As the most popular sport in Singapore, football plays an important role in bringing the community together and encouraging Singaporeans to lead a healthy lifestyle,‚Äù said Mr Zainudin Nordin, President, Football Association of Singapore.
‚ÄúFootball is a team sport, and without good teammates it would be impossible to do well. We are grateful to have a strong teammate in RHB Bank, which has been an unstinting supporter of Singapore football for a long time ‚Äì and we hope for a long time to come,‚Äù added Mr Zainudin.
After the draw, 15 teams of children under 10 participated in the RHB Singapore Cup Kids‚Äô Tournament on the street soccer court built specially for the event.
‚ÄúRHB is extremely proud to be the title sponsor of Singapore‚Äôs only premier regional football Cup tournament for the last 12 years, and being part of Singapore‚Äôs football story. Over the years, RHB‚Äôs operations in Singapore have also grown alongside our unwavering commitment to the S.League. We are heartened to see an increasing interest in the S.League this year and we‚Äôre equally excited about the quality of teams that are going to compete in the 2016 RHB Singapore Cup. This is looking to be an exuberant year for the RHB Singapore Cup!‚Äù enthused Mr Jason Wong, Country Head, RHB Bank Singapore.
The three foreign clubs participating in this year‚Äôs edition of the RHB Singapore Cup are Nagaworld FC (Cambodia), Ceres La Salle (Philippines) and Global FC (Philippines). They will play in the first round together with non-seeded teams Garena Young Lions, Geylang International FC, Home United FC, Hougang United FC and Warriors FC. The winners of these matches will then proceed to face the seeded teams ‚Äì defending RHB Singapore Cup champions Albirex Niigata FC (S), the reigning Great Eastern-Yeo‚Äôs S.League champions Brunei DPMM FC, Balestier Khalsa FC and Tampines Rovers FC.
RHB Singapore Cup 2016 First Round Matches
Geylang International FC vs Warriors FC
Home United FC vs Hougang United FC
Nagaworld FC (Cambodia) vs Global FC (Philippines)
Ceres La Salle (Philippines) vs Garena Young Lions
Albirex Niigata FC (S) vs Geylang International FC or Warriors FC
Balestier Khalsa FC vs Home United FC or Hougang United FC
Tampines Rovers FC vs Nagaworld FC (Cambodia) or Global FC (Philippines)
Brunei DPMM FC vs Ceres La Salle (Philippines) or Garena Young Lions
RHB Singapore Cup Kids‚Äô Tournament Winners
Group A ‚Äì Global Football Academy 1
Group B – Kidzwarriors B
Group C ‚Äì Albirex Niigata Team 2
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