Champions again, at the 36th SHA Inter-Hotel Soccer Tournament

The RWS Football team has made it FIVE in a row.

After a four-month competition and eight matches, the team emerged as champion of the 36th SHA Inter-Hotel Soccer Tournament, narrowly beating Marina Mandarin Singapore in the finals 1 – 0.

Interestingly, Marina Mandarin missed a penalty in the final minute of the match, thus sealing their fate.

RWS’s Mohammad Salleh Bin Ramli won the Man of the Match.

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RWS Football team celebrating their win at the Finals of the SHA Inter-Hotel Soccer Tournament 2018.

Here’s the team’s journey to the championship.

Scorecard

Date Home Team Score Away Team
14 March Resorts World Sentosa 5  vs  0 W S’pore – Sentosa Cove
19 March Resorts World Sentosa 11  vs  0 One Farrer Hotel & Spa
4 April Regent S’pore 0  vs  1 Resorts World Sentosa
16 April Mandarin Orchard S’pore 0  vs  4 Resorts World Sentosa
30 April Resorts World Sentosa 3  vs  0 Holiday Inn S’pore Atrium
18 June
(Quarterfinals)
Resorts World Sentosa 3  vs  1 Marina Bay Sands
25 June
(Semifinals)
Carlton Hotel Singapore 1  vs  2 Resorts World Sentosa
12 July
(Finals)
Resorts World Sentosa 1  vs  0 Marina Mandarin Singapore

It wasn’t all smooth sailing though. The match against Regent Singapore during the early stages was a close call. Head Coach Sam Ahmat says, “Lucky to win.”

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The Team

Head Coach Sam Ahmat
Goalkeeper Mohammed Shaffiq, Tengku Nurazlan Shah
Striker Mohamad Farhan, Mohamed Ashik
Mid-Fielder Maraidi, Kamil Firdaus, Muhammad Hanafi, Lee Tse Yang, Mohamad Hafizuddin, Zul Padli, Nuransary, Razaleigh
Defender Ahmad Zul, Mohammad Salleh, Muhammad Nur Halik
Match Official Azmi Bin Ahmad

Congratulations to the players and team.

Score info and photos by Jasmine Teo

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