Cambodia 0 - 5 Singapore

Singapore’s Noh Alam Shah, the Most Valuable Player and the Golden Boot Award winner for hammering home 10 goals in the 2007 tournament, put a troubled recent past behind him by coming off the bench and scoring Singapore’s final goal in their 5-0 win over Cambodia in Group A.

Alam Shah, sporting dyed blond hair, was delighted to get amongst the goals to kick-start his international career after an enforced layoff. The talented but temperamental striker only returned to competitive action in September following his seven-month ban for violent conduct during the 2007 Singapore Cup final.

Although Singapore took until just before half-time to score the opening goal, coach Radojko Avramovic was delighted that Alam Shah, captain Fahrudin Mustafic, Indra Sahdan Daud and Agu Casmir with two tap-ins handed the Lions a dream start to the competition.

The win extended Singapore’s unbeaten streak in the tournament to 18 games, 16 of them under Avramovic. The only worry for the titleholders was an injury to in-form striker Aleksandar Duric who was unlucky not to get his name on the scoresheet in the first half when he was twice denied by the woodwork and had a goal ruled out for offside.

Indonesia 3 - 0 Myanmar

Indonesia as the hosts defeated Myanmar 3-0 in the second Group A match of the AFF Suzuki Cup at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here tonight.

The Indonesian players were clearly energised by the over 40,000 screaming fans and there was nothing Myanmar could do to stop them from winning tonight. Budi Sudarsono, who is still not 100 precent fit, scored the crucial opening goal in the 26th minute. The wily striker waltzed past two defenders and blasted his team ahead.

Before the Myanmar players could recover, Firman Utina sent the fans into a frenzy again. Firman cooly rounded a defender and placed it beyond the reach of keeper Aung Aung Oo.
Star striker Bambang Pamungkas sealed a sensational victory for Indonesia in the 65th minute to place his team second in Group A.

The next matches will take place on Sunday with Singapore taking on Myanmar and Indonesia facing Cambodia.

Next fixtures;

6/12/08 - Group B
17:00 : Malaysia v Laos
19:30 : Thailand v Vietnam

7/12/08 - Group A
17:00 : Singapore v Myanmar
19:90 : Cambodia v Indonesia


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