The Cheetahs will return to S.League action this Wednesday – to face the Rams of Woodlands Wellington in the second edition of the Noisy Derby.
The Cheetahs will certainly try to hide their disappointment of this season’s League Cup campaign, which the Cheetahs didnt manage any victories this time round.
However, the Cheetahs will certainly want to regain their momentum in the League where they left off – 5 wins and a defeat in their last six league outings have saved them from the bottom two obscurity. And that comes at the right time to meet the Rams, who are tied on points, but only ahead on better goal difference.
The Rams have lost Khaled Hamdaoui during this transfer window, however, have signed former Thai international Theerawekin Seehawong, who had donned the green of Geylang during his two seasons back here in the S.League. The Thai, who is given Khalid’s no. 5 for the Rams, will be looking to find his feet and possibly have a good career start with the Rams.
The Cheetahs will have their players back for this league outing, after the plate semifinal heartbreak against Harimau Muda, in which Johana Johari has rested the likes of Jerome Baker, Thomas Beattie, Lau Meng Meng, Fazli Jaffar and Nurhilmi Jasni for this league encounter.
Eventhough the haze has been affecting their training schedule to the lead up to this fixture, the Hougang Boys have been training indoors at the Hougang Indoor Sports Hall for their training.
The previous Noisy Derby had gone to a stalemate, way back in March. However, with the Cheetahs having home advantage, they will be hoping to turn the advantage into valuable three points, that might bring them up to sixth.