Friday, November 27, 2009

Sengkang signed another Canadian

Sengkang Punggol has secured the services of another Canadian in addition to Murphy Wiredu; whom they have re-signed for the new season.

The new Canadian striker is Jordan Webb according to fish out of water blog.

The 21 year old arrives after a personal successful season with Toronto Lynx of the USL Premier Development League*, where he was named Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year for the club but it may not be as impressive as it sound as the club had a terrible year; finishing dead-last in their division.

So the player should feel at home at Hougang where the club is expected to struggle again next season as the club have opted to get most of their new players from the Prime League ranks.

Aide Iskandar, Sengkang Punggol coach, had in the final game of the 2009 season against Woodlands send in Prime League players Zul Nor Farahin, Raymond Kwa, Nurhidayat Kamarudin, Ashley Ow and Israel Tan.

Aide said afterward that “90 per cent of the team” that played would be at the club next season and the likes of Darrel Tan, Shane Neubronner, Raymond Kwa and Jaspar Seet only started to made appearances in the S-league in the second half of the season under Aide.

Before that, with the exception of Ow and fullback Tan, all the others had previously never appeared for the Sengkang first team.

Still, the club have make a signing with keeper Fadhil Salim coming from Gombak, who have released the player, and retaining veteran keeper Amos Boon while seeing established internationals Noh Rahman and Inddra Sahdan leave.


* USL Premier Development League is seen as a 'shop window' for MLS professional clubs looking to discover and identify aspiring professional players who may enter the MLS SuperDraft in future years. Many of the players currently playing in MLS began their careers in the PDL.

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