Football

Ilso set to light up S.League

He has played in the top flight 
in countries like Holland, Denmark and Germany.

Most recently, he helped Guangzhou R&F to third place 
in the 2014 Chinese Super 
League, scoring twice in 10 appearances.

Now, former Fortuna Dusseldorf and Denmark Under-21 striker Ken Ilso is set to haunt opposing defenders in the 2015 Great Eastern-Yeo's S.League in the colours of Home United.

Wearing the club's No. 9 jersey, Ilso, 28, has high hopes for his Singapore sojourn.

Speaking to The New Paper, the 1.83m-tall attacker, who played for Fortuna in the Bundesliga in the 2012/13 season, said: "I'm very excited to be here. I left Guangzhou after letting my contract run down because I wanted a new adventure.

"I got an offer from Home after a few months and I took it up right away.

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"My teammates have set me a target of 20 goals, but I won't make such promises.

"I'm going to go into every game looking to score and we'll see how many I get."

Home head coach Philippe Aw hopes Ilso's impact will run deeper than simply through his on-pitch exploits.

"He's someone who has played in the big leagues in Europe, particularly in Germany, so his experience is going to be vital to us.

"More than just a good player who bangs in the goals, I want him to set a good example to the other players and show them what it takes to be a true professional."

Four other players make up Home's foreign stable.

The club signed midfielders Ambroise Begue, from French Ligue 2 side AS Nancy's reserve team, and Kamel Ramdani, formerly of Tanjong Pagar, who are sitting out the 2015 season due to financial issues.

Completing the foreign contingent are South Korean Song In Young and Frenchman Sirina Camara, whom the club have re-signed.