Hougang United vs Albirex Niigata
Tuesday 5th February 2013
Jalan Besar Stadium
Admission is free
The Cheetahs will play the 3rd pre season friendly when they take on the newly look Albirex Niigata team this Tuesday.
Hougang faithfuls will all know that the Cheetahs ended Albirex title dreams last season after a 3-2 shock victory at the Jurong East last season – a fortress that the Cheetahs have not been able to conquer for seven seasons.
However, Albirex will be looking to add more firepower to the team this season. New faces have been added in to the team, after a scouting mission to all J-League teams to recruit fresh talents. However, the Cheetahs’ defence will be wary for a familiar face. Bruno Castanheira will be back to haunt the S.League defence, after the parent club decides to loan him back to their Singapore counterparts for cover.
The Cheetahs have one win, and a defeat so far in pre-season and they will be looking to send the message across the S.League teams to show that they will be ready when the season starts.