2017 Tampines Rovers FC season

The 2017 S.League season is Tampines Rovers‘s 22nd season at the top level of Singapore football and 72nd year in existence as a football club. The club will also compete in the Singapore League Cup, Singapore Cup, Singapore Community Shield and the AFC Cup.

Tampines Rovers FC 2017 football season
Tampines Rovers FC
2017 season
Chairman Desmond Ong
Coach Jürgen Raab
Ground Jurong West Stadium
S.League 2nd
Singapore Cup Quarter Finals knocked out by Albirex Niigata Singapore
League Cup Group Stage

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On 4/1/2017, Khairul Amri joined the Stag’s club despite offers from Hougang United and Warriors FC.

On 7/1/2017, Hafiz Sujad left the club to join Thailand League 2 club, BBCU FC.

On 13/1/2017, it is reported that Daniel Bennett had crossed over from the Stags’ fierce rival, Geylang International for the new season after his contract is not renewed at the end of the 2016 season.

On 24/1/2017, Tampines Rovers’ AFC Champions League dreams were dashed after they were beaten 2-0 by Global FC from the Philippines.

On 27/1/2017, coach, Akbar Nawas parted ways with the Stag after it was reported that they had been looking at various options since the end of 2016 season.

On 1/2/2017, Jurgen Raab was announced as the new coach for the team, signing a 3 years contract.[1]

On 8/2/2017, it was reported that Sahil Suhaimi will sign for the team but only play in the AFC Cup competition.[2]

On 10/2/2017, Singaporean-American, Raspreet Sandhu from Sonoma State University signed for the club to play in the AFC Cup.

On 21/2/2017, the Stags kicked off their AFC Cup campaign with a 2-1 win against Felda United.

On 26/2/2017, Stags failed to stop Albirex Niigata (S) from winning their 5th consecutive title, the Charity Shield.[3]

On 3/3/2017, the Stags won their 1st match of the 2017 Sleague season by beating Hougang United 2-1.

On 6/3/2017, it was reported that some of the players were not pay on time, sparkling fears of money issue the club faced in 2016.[4]

On 7/3/2017, the club lost 5-0 in Philippines to Ceres Negro. This is a landmark victory for a Philippines club in their AFC Cup history.[5]

On 14/3/2017, 7 Stags were called up to the National Team for the matches against Afghanistan & Bahrain. The 7 players were Izwan Mahbud, Shakir Hamzah, Madhu Mohana, Daniel Bennett, Mustafic Fahrudin, Yasir Hanapi & Khairul Amri.[6]

On 15/3/2017, another trashing in the AFC Cup for the Stags against Hanoi FC. They lost 4-0 in Hanoi.

On 16/3/2017, captain Madhu Mohana was handed a suspended $1,000 fine for his comments on social media directed at referee Sukhbir Singh after they lost to Albirex in the Charity Shield.[7]

On 4/4/2017, the Stags concede a last minute goal to Hanoi to lost their 3rd consecutive match in the continental tournament.[8]

On 8/4/2017, it was announced that Sahil Suhaimi who was only registered for the AFC Cup will be joining English Premier League club Burnley FC for a month-long training stint.[9]

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