Tiger Street Football 2012 kicked off with a Press Conference held at the magnificent Marina Bay Sands Museum this afternoon. Tiger Street Football’s ambassador, former Ajax, Milan, Juventus, Barcelona, Internazionale, Tottenham Hotspurs and Dutch International, Edgar Davids, was here in Singapore and addressed the Media under the lovely sun.
Wearing a Monta white cap, Edgar Davids mentioned that street football is fast and by playing the sport, it’s going to lay down the foundation of the technical skill. In split-second, a player would have to make a quick decision within the restricted amount of space in a game of street football. So gradually when the players play in a wider space of an eleven-aside game, it would help tremendously.
In fact, we should all be grateful to Tiger Beer for bringing this competition into the community. Edgar Davis also agreed and shared the same sentiment that street football is the fundamental for football, and the game also change the lives of people in some other countries. In Asia, Tiger Street Football is going to lay the foundation for the game, for the community and he would want to contribute to the development.
So can’t seems to catch enough of Edgar Davids? Head down to Clarke Quay now to catch Tiger Street Football 2012!
31 May 2012 READ MORE >
These days, I have been interacting with street futbol and freestylers a lot more than before. As a matter of fact, I am slowly picking up their tricks steadily… on paper. Recently, I was invited to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for an exclusive interview with Street Legends’ Jermaine Vanenburg and Ricardo Pinto. Other than the famous duo, there was another group which captured my attention - Soccer Freestylerz Asia - Indonesia & Malaysia.
Soccer Freestylerz Asia - Indonesia & Malaysia (shall give them a nick for easy writing - SFAIM), was a group which was brought together and trained in Malaysia. Never mind the different background of the freestylers’, this bunch of players were young and full of passion for futbol freestyling! Among them, the youngest was only 14yrs old and he could manage an almost impossible trick with 1 ball on the back of his neck while juggling another with his feet! We are talking about 2 balls here, dude! Another younge gentlemen who caught my attention is 21yrs old ipank! His control was amazing!
Well, I always believe that if you put in effort and time for the game which you love, the result will come naturally. SFAIM has all the time in the world to be one of the greatest here in the region. Based on what I have seen in Kuala Lumpur, their synchronized-movement cum dancing with the balls was creative, and if they were given ample time and practice, their near professional performance will be even nearer to perfection.
Most importantly, while chasing your dream, young chaps have to realize what’s right and what’s wrong. There is no point in achieving success at the expense of damaging your own and others’ health. During that short stay of mine in Kuala Lumpur, I saw young players displaying great footwork at the futsal court but the next moment, the same group of young players were smoking away which I am unable to accept! Luckily, I did not see that happening to SFAIM.
So while I’m writing about SFAIM here, probably they are busy training with their Monta’s sponsored balls vigorously, getting ready for their next performance. Across the causeway, here in Singapore, I wish SFAIM all the best of luck in futbol freestyling, who knows I could be seeing them performing in some of the region’s biggest stages! Selamat Berhasil!