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It was a friendly game against the Singapore Under 19 team, who is representing the Lions City in the upcoming NEX Cup tournament, facing the world famous academies of Manchester United, Liverpool and Sporting Clube de Portugal.
Headed by Cheetah's new head coach, Alex Weaver, Hougang faced a coach who was familiar by the Cheetahs hierachy, former Hougang head coach, Aide Iskandar.
Aide, who first joined Hougang's predecessor Sengkang Punggol as player in 2007, then turned coach in 2009, following the dismissal of Jorg Steinbrunner. He had a memorable season in 2011, where he led Hougang to their best placed finish in the S-League so far, and led the Cheetahs to the League Cup final and fourth place in the Singapore Cup.
On Wednesday evening, the NEX team had a warm up game, where Hougang had new faces in the team.
Shahir Hamzah of Lions XII, with the addition of Fairoz Hassan from Gombak, and Jeremy Chiang had all came to Hougang, and signed with them next season. With five foreign triallist hoping to secure contracts for next season, the Cheetahs would love to impress in front of their boisterous fans, who specially came to watch Weaver's debut match in charge.
It was no surprised that two of the foreign triallists combined for the only goal of the match. Right winger Shane slot the ball in the path of towering midfielder Thomas Beattie, who slot passed the Cubs' custodian to win the game.
Perhaps this was the showing of the foreign triallists, who are very much interested in donning the orange and black of Hougang United. Weaver's tactics impressed, and he promises the fans for a rejuvenated Hougang next season, which promises an all-out attacking football.
For the Cubs, the Cheetahs' fans would like to wish good luck in the NEX Cup Tournament, particularly their sole representative, Ignatius Ang, who will be leading the line for the Cubs. (SOURCE)