Every Thursday, look out for S.League previews and analysis on Yahoo Singapore’s sports section, brought to you by Richard Bok. Richard Bok is the former head coach of the Singapore Armed Forces Football Club (SAFFC, now known as Warriors FC). He helped the team to four S.League titles from 2006 to 2009, and was named S.League coach of the year three times.
Team previews and predictions
Tampines Rovers FC
It is going to be an interesting 2016 S.League season, thanks largely to Jermaine Pennant. The former Arsenal, and Liverpool winger played for Liverpool in the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final. He put pen to paper for Tampines Rovers FC on a record S$40,000 plus per month in salary excluding bonuses. That means it’s a free market, no more salary cap? Together with nine LionsXII players including Izwan Mahbud and latest signing former Sarawak top scorer and Ireland under-21 player 31-year-old Billy Mehmet, Tampines looks to be a sure bet for the title.
Players to watch: Jermaine