Singapore Lions prepare to launch Suzuki Cup campaign with new Nike kit
Onto local football news,
Our Singapore Lions will take on Pakistan tonight in a friendly clash at the Jurong West Stadium.
The match will mark the end of Singapore's preparations ahead of this Sunday's Suzuki Cup opening battle against Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.
And with 3 straight losses against other teams during this preparation phase, national defender Safuwan Bahruddin is hoping for a key victory tonight.
Sports apparel giant Nike officially unveiled the new jerseys for the Singapore Lions yesterday, who will be gunning for a record 4th Suzuki Cup title.
The kit comes in Red as the home choice colour and Blue as the away colour.
Having partnered Singapore's Football Association since 2006, Nike also announced the extension of its sponsorship till 2016.
And this new Lions jersey which is made using an average of 13 recycled bottles, will make its debut at tonight's clash against Pakistan.
Still on local football,
Lions 12 midfielder Shahdan Sulaiman is reportedly leaving the team and has instead signed for Tampines Rovers.
The 24 year old who played a prominent role in the Lions 12 debut season in the Malaysian Super League, has decided to play for the 2-time reigning S-league champions.
Shahdan signed a 1-year deal with the Stags and he's returning to the team which he left in the middle of 2010, when he was drafted into the Courts Young Lions.
Onto tennis action,
The Czech Republic beat holders Spain 3-2 to win the Davis Cup.
In Prague, Radek Stepanek overcame Nicolas Almagro in 4 sets in the final rubber match.
The result meant the Czech Republic had claimed the Davis Cup for the first time as an independent nation, 32 years after Czechoslovakia won the trophy with a team led by Ivan Lendl.
It also made the Czech Republic the 1st country to win the Men's Davis Cup, the Women's Fed Cup and the mixed Hopman Cup event, all in the same year.