On the march
Five players from the uniformed teams, Home United and Warriors FC, earn SAZALI ABDUL AZIZ's nod after shining last month
Produced several top-class saves in the Stags’ 2-1 win over DPmm in Brunei, earning his spot in a month which has seen a number of great goalkeeping performances.
Comfortable anywhere across the backline, the 23-year-old is part of a Cheetahs defence that has kept two clean sheets in three games last month, conceding just once.
The ex-Singapore international could not find an S.League club last season, but is now part of an eagles side that has not conceded a goal in 283 minutes.
Vocal, aggressive and animated, the 26-year-old has been an uncompromising figure in Home’s defence, and was TNP’s man of the match in the 1-1 draw with Tampines.
Discarded by Tampines Rovers, the national fullback has discovered a new lease of life at Warriors as a midfielder, creating all three goals they scored last month.
The Croat retains his place in TNP’s Team of the month after scoring three in his last three games. That said, he has been pretty wasteful in front of goal too.
It is no surprise the return of the Japanese playmaker from a toe injury has coincided with Hougang’s rise up the table. A delight to watch.
The former Portugal Under-21 winger is yet to score this season, but has been a standout performer in recent games, and was superb in the 2-1 win over Home.
The Dane has been in fine form last month, scoring twice in three games, and seems to be at the heart of every good attacking move by the Protectors.
Looks to have put his injury nightmare behind him, and a new position on the right side of attack seems to have done him good. Scored twice in three games last month.
Criticised by his coach for a lack of desire defending from the front, but the marseille-born striker has scored in all five games this season. And that’s what a striker is paid to do.
COACH OF THE MONTH
Back in January, if you said Hougang would be top of the S.League two months into the new season, you'd probably be a laughing stock. But the Cheetahs have done just that, and credit has to go to Balagumaran. The 51-year-old spent the pre-season building a new-look team comprising hungry local youngsters he used to coach in the NFA set-up, supplemented by three classy foreign imports. And it seems to have done the trick.
PHOTOS: COURTESY OF S.LEAGUE