In view of the disaster that had befallen Japan on 11 March 2011, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS), together with Albirex Niigata (S) FC, would be organizing a charity game with all proceeds going to a designated fund to aid the victims of the disaster. Hidetoshi Nakata, who starred for Japan in the 2006 World Cup would also making a cameo appearance - the first time that he had used his soccer skills for such purpose. Other Japanese ex-internationals include Masaaki Sawanobori and Masakiyo Maezono. Kenji Arai (Home United), Seiji Kaneko and Akihiro Nakamura (both Tampines Rovers) are also included in the Albirex Niigata (S) Select Squad.
As for Etoile FC, 4 players are included in the S-League All Stars squad. Having only been in the league for a duration of 6 games, it is indeed heartening to note that Richard Bok is an admirer of these 4 players' ability, much so for 2 of them, who only played 2 games (including 1 friendly) to impress the 3 times Mikasa Coach of the Year recipient.
The 4 players that are selected are:
We are proud of the above 4 players who are selected and wish them all the best in the charity game on Saturday.
S-League All Stars vs Albirex Niigata (S) Selection
2 April 2011 (Saturday)
Jalan Besar Stadium
Tickets are available on gameday at $12 (grandstand) and $6 (gallery). Limited tickets for the VIP category are available at $200/- each.
The Ultras would be there to support this good cause, as well as to support the 4 players that are selected for the S-League All Stars.