Lions XII open their MSL season tonight

Over to regional football and in the Malaysian Super League, 

Defending champions Kelantan will open their title defence by playing host to PKNS tonight. 

And our Lions 12 are also in action, when they face Malaysian Armed Forces side, ATM at the Paroi Stadium. 

This was the same opponent which beat the Republic in a penalty shootout in the 2nd leg semi-final showdown in the Malaysia Cup 3 months ago. 

That's led to Lions 12 midfielder Isa Halim, calling his younger team-mates to keep an eye on ATM striker Hairuddin Omar tonight. 

The 26 year old was tasked to mark Hairuddin in their last encounter. 

And Isa believes the former Malaysian international could cause a lot of damage to the Lions12 defence, if he's left unchecked. 

Kickoff tonight is at 845pm. 

Over to local football news, 

SAFFC will unveil its Marquee signing for the 2013 S-league season at a media conference later this afternoon. 

And he is former Japanese international defensive midfielder, Kazuyuki Toda. 

The 35 year old who featured in the 2002 World Cup and played for Tottenham Hotspur, arrived in Singapore 3 days ago. 

Kazuyuki will don the Number 4 jersey for the SAF Warriors as the next S-league season starts in a month's time. 


Tampines Rovers are reportedly on the verge of signing Argentinian midfielder, Martin Wagner. 

The 27 year old has arrived in Singapore and looks set to be the 5th and final foreign signing for the defending S-league champions. 

Wagner, who has not featured for the Argentinian national team, has played for Racing Club thou, which is in the country's top domestic league. 

The midfielder will have to undergo a medical and contract negotiations with Tampines, as he'll come under, the 'Star Player' category.