After weeks of talk that ex-international Noor Ali has move to Tampines Rovers, it can now be confirmed the 34-year-old is moving up North instead.
He is joining Woodlands Wellington as the Northern club looked to rebuild with youths and some experienced heads after dismantling their 2009 team and Noor Ali can be sure he will get the club captaincy.
Indeed, at this moment he is even older than his coach as the Rams appointed 33-year-old A. Shasi Kumar, who is Gombak United Prime League team manager, as head coach of their team.
Shasi is relishing his first crack at the helm of an S-League team and he had a good stint as caretaker coach for Gombak in 2008; having led the Bulls to an impressive 10 wins in their final 15 league games then.
“Looking at the players and the budget of the club for 2009, they have done an excellent job,” he said. “My aim for this batch is to improve on last year, in terms of the points total. We will also look to play good, attractive football.”
Taking a momentary glance at his players, he added: “We have a good mix of experienced and young players – I can tell you that this team will be hard to beat.”
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