Sunday, August 12, 2018

NDP National Day 2018 Big Yawn & Other Fun Stuff

A funny moment caught on National TV.  See the video below.

Of course, who can forget the heartwarming moment.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Goals! Home United Football Club beats Ceres Negros (Philippines) to win AFC ASEAN Championship!

Goal!  Home United Football Club (HUFC), a Singapore S-League Team beats Ceres Negros 2-0 at the Jalan Besar Stadium to be crowned the AFC ASEAN Champions! This was the 2nd leg of the Finals, with the 1st leg held in the Philippines a week ago, where the teams drew 1-1.

Playing with an away goal advantage, and also on the eve of Singapore's 53rd National Day, the Home United Football Team knew that they had every reason to go for a win.  In fact, last year, they lost to the same team in the Finals, so it was also time for revenge!

Here is a video of the 2 teams doing their warmups, before kick-off, which was 7:30pm.

The first half was a bit dicey for Home United, as Ceres Negro looked to be the more confident side, creating multiple chances.  Thankfully for Home United, they couldn't convert.   Second half was far more exciting, with Home United going all out to get the first goal.  After some chances, but still no goals, the 3,000+ strong crowd was chanting "we want goal, we want goal" and we finally got it!

HUFC Shakir Hamzah scored with a beautiful header in the 62nd minute.  The ball was floated in perfectly from a corner kick.  A delight to watch and the entire stadium erupted.

The second goal came just 12 minutes later, again a header, this time by Song Ui-Young in the 72nd minute.  With 2 goals up and 18 minutes to go, the game looked to be settled, though Ceres Negros did have a couple of decent chances.

The match was over and Home United celebrate as AFC ASEAN champions!  The entire stadium broke out in singing National Day Song 'HOME'.  Brilliant.