Monday, January 7, 2013

Eagles aim for top half finish with new squad

Geylang International, who has got back their old name and is looking at a new logo, is aiming for a top half finish for the upcoming season.

They are confident as they have bolstered the squad this season with striker Shotaro Ihata, who has scored 32 goals in the past two campaigns with Albirex Niigata and Home United, and is regarded as one of the most-lethal hitmen in the competition.

In addition Geylang have also two other Japanese imports with goalkeeper Takuma Ito and centre-back Norihiro Kawakami, who were both key members of the Albirex side that finished third last year, signing on.

Finally they also retain tefan Milojevic and Jozef Kaplan.

At the same time Amy Recha, Fabian Kwok, Nurhazwan Norasikin, Khairulnizam Jumahat and Taufiq Ghani were all promoted to the senior squad while 3 Singapore international Yasir Hanapi, Delwinder Singh and goalkeeper Joey Sim signed on with the club.

Thus the Eagles are confident they have the squad to finish within the range of their target.

Also at the press conference, Geylang International announced a mentor-ship for 36 school children.

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