Hougang United welcomes former Croatian U17 defender, Durica Zuparic, to our club.
Durica last played for NK Marsonija in Croatian third division. He will replace all-time fan favourite, Mamadou Diallo, in the Cheetah’s line up. Durica was also featured in the last friendly fixture against Woodlands and scored the Cheetah’s second goal from a corner. Welcome to Hougang, Durica!
Press release from Trebol Sports International:
We are pleased to announce that our client, Durica Zuparic, has signed for S-League side, Hougang United Football Club, for the 2014 season.
The former Croatian U-17 defender impressed in a trial game against Woodlands Wellington on Sunday, 9 February 2014. Durica not only put in an astute performance in defence but also capped it with a fine individual goal which began from his interception in midfield.
“I feel great and relieved to earn this golden opportunity to play outside of Europe. The situation for football in my country is bad since the sport is largely controlled by mafia. I have heard many good things about Asian and Singapore football from my Croatian friends so this is a dream come true for me. I will like to thank the club and my representatives, Trebol Sports International for giving me a showcase my talent.”
“For this season, I hope to stay injury free and play as good as I can for the club. I will like to help the younger players in the team to improve themselves with my vast paying experience. Even though I have just arrived, I could see that the club has potential to do well this season and that is the primary reason why I am here to help them do so.”
Photo credits: Trebol Sports International