Domestic Competitions ● Sep 12, 2022
Singapore Khalsa Association seal SFL 1 title
This is their maiden title since the competition’s inception in 1975
SKA players celebrate winning the SFL 1 title yesterday at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
SINGAPORE, 12 SEPTEMBER 2022 – Singapore Khalsa Association (SKA) have clinched the Singapore Football League (SFL) 1 title for the first time, having completed the 2022 season with 28 points, 6 clear of closest rivals Yishun Sentek Mariners FC.
With the triumph, SKA became the 13th winner of the competition and prevented Tiong Bahru FC from winning their third straight title.
The SKA players were confirmed as champions at the penultimate round of the season. With SKA losing 3-1 to Katong FC, Warwick Knights FC – then in second place – needed to win its remaining two games to have any chance of lifting the title. However, they could only muster a 2-2 draw against GFA Sporting Westlake FC on Saturday, 3 September 2022 which rendered SKA’s point advantage insurmountable.
The prize ceremony was held at the Jalan Besar Stadium after SKA’s final match against Project Vaults Oxley SC yesterday where SKA won 3-1. The team received $15,000 along with the coveted trophy from Football Association of Singapore President, Mr Lim Kia Tong.
SKA forward Fariz Faizal also picked up the SFL 1 Top Goalscorer award having finished the season with 12 goals.
Fariz Faizal (third from left) celebrates after scoring his first of two goals against Project Vaults Oxley FC yesterday.
As the bottom two teams in the league, GFA Sporting Westlake FC and Mattar Sailors FC will be relegated to SFL 2 next season. The promoted teams will be made known at a later time with the SFL 2 still having four match days left to play.
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