2008 Singapore Cup

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2008 Singapore Cup
Country Singapore
Dates May 2008 - November 2008
Teams 16
Champions SAFFC
Runners-up Woodlands Wellington
Top goal scorer(s) Singapore Indra Sahdan Daud (4 goals)
Singapore Aleksandar Đurić (4 goals)

The 2008 edition of the Singapore Cup soccer competition was officially known as the RHB Singapore Cup (due to sponsorship from RHB Bank). It was the 11th staging of the annual Singapore Cup tournament.

The competition began on 6 May 2008, with 12 S.League clubs and 4 invited foreign teams from Thailand (2 teams), Cambodia (1) and Brunei (1). The cup was a single-elimination tournament, with all sixteen teams playing from the first round. The first round involved one-off matches. Subsequent rounds involved ties of two legs.

The final (single-leg) was played on 28 November 2008, and SAFFC beat Woodlands Wellington 2-1 with the deciding goal scored by Kenji Arai in the first period of extra-time.

Teams[edit]

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First knockout round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                     
South Korea Super Reds (AET) 2  
Geylang United 1  
  South Korea Super Reds 1 0 1  
  SAFFC 1 3 4  
SAFFC 2
Balestier Khalsa 0  
  SAFFC 2 2 4  
  Tampines Rovers 0 0 0  
China Dalian Shide 1  
Home United 5  
  Home United 1 0 1
  Tampines Rovers 0 2 2  
Sengkang Punggol 1(3)
Tampines Rovers (P) 1(4)  
  SAFFC (AET) 2
  Woodlands Wellington 1
Gombak United 0  
Thailand Tobacco Monopoly 1  
  Thailand Tobacco Monopoly 0 1 1 (2)
  Woodlands Wellington 0 1 1 (4)  
Woodlands Wellington 1
Brunei DPMM FC 0  
  Woodlands Wellington 1 3 4
  Singapore Young Lions FC 2 1 3  
Japan Albirex Niigata (S) 1  
Thailand Bangkok University 4  
  Thailand Bangkok University 0 0 0
  Singapore Young Lions FC 1 0 1  
Singapore Young Lions FC 2
Cambodia Phnom Penh Empire 0  

First knockout round[edit]

The draw for the first knockout round was held on Friday, 5 April 2008 in Singapore. The first round matches started on 6 May.

May 6, 2008
19:45
Singapore Young Lions FC 2 – 0 Cambodia Phnom Penh Empire
Isa Halim Goal 35',
Yan Minghao Goal 45'
Report
Jalan Besar Stadium
Attendance: 1,803
Referee: P Pandian

May 7, 2008
19:45
China Dalian Shide 1 – 5 Home United
Bi Jinhao Goal 15' Report Indra Sahdan Goal 32', (Pen.) Goal 35', Goal 37', Goal 60',
Kengne Ludovick Goal 62'
Queenstown Stadium
Attendance: 1,929
Referee: Abas Daud

May 8, 2008
19:45
SAFFC 2 – 0 Balestier Khalsa
Norikazu Murakami Goal 40'
Mustaqim Manzur Goal 90'
Report
Choa Chu Kang Stadium
Attendance: 2,085
Referee: T Aravinthan

May 9, 2008
19:30
Woodlands Wellington 1 – 0 Brunei DPMM FC
Akihiro Nakamura Goal 38' Report
Woodlands Stadium
Attendance: 1,556
Referee: John Chia

May 10, 2008
19:45
Gombak United 0 – 1 Thailand Tobacco Monopoly
Report Saksit Vutthipadadorn Goal 81'
Jurong West Stadium
Attendance: 1,614
Referee: Abdul Malik Bashir


May 12, 2008
19:45
South Korea Super Reds 2 – 1 (AET) Geylang United
Choi Young Min Goal 89', Goal 101' Report Rastislav Belicak Goal 90'
Yishun Stadium
Attendance: 1,416
Referee: T Aravinthan

Quarter finals[edit]

First Legs


July 4, 2008
19:30
Thailand Tobacco Monopoly 1 – 1 Woodlands Wellington
Jetsada Jitsawad Goal 74' Report L Dronca (Pen) Goal 61'
Jurong West Stadium
Attendance: 1,364
Referee: P Pandian

July 9, 2008
19:45
Tampines Rovers 0 – 1 Home United
Report Shahril Ishak Goal 31'
Tampines Stadium
Attendance: 2,951
Referee: John Chia

July 10, 2008
19:45
South Korea Super Reds 1 – 1 SAFFC
Seo Su Jong Goal 74' Report Kenji Arai Goal 57'
Yishun Stadium
Attendance: 1,042
Referee: T Aravinthan

July 8, 2008
19:45
Thailand Bangkok University 0 – 1 Singapore Young Lions FC
Report D Hammond Goal 90'
Jurong East Stadium
Attendance: 1,444
Referee: Abas Daud

Second Legs


  • Woodlands Wellington progressed after winning 4 – 2 on penalties

July 11, 2008
19:30
Singapore Young Lions FC 0 – 0 Thailand Bangkok University
Report
Jalan Besar Stadium
Attendance: 2,226
Referee: Abdul Malik Bashir
  • Young Lions progressed after winning 1 – 0 on aggregate

August 17, 2008
19:45
Home United 0 – 2 Tampines Rovers
Report Qiu Li Goal 40'
Fahrudin Mustafic Goal 45'
Bishan Stadium
Attendance: 1,014
Referee: John Chia
  • Tampines Rovers progressed after winning 2 – 1 on aggregate

August 18, 2008
19:45
SAFFC 3 – 0 South Korea Super Reds
Aleksandar Duric Goal 5', Goal 86'
Joo Ki Hwan (o.g) Goal 57'
Report
Choa Chu Kang Stadium
Attendance: 2,356
Referee: Abdul Malik Bashir
  • SAFFC progressed after winning 4 – 1 on aggregate

Semi finals[edit]

First Legs


August 21, 2008
19:45
Woodlands Wellington FC 1 – 2 Singapore Young Lions FC
Lucian Dronca Goal 11' Report Obadin Aikhena Goal 33'
Fadhil Noh Goal 57'
Woodlands Stadium
Attendance: 1,641
Referee: Leow Thiam Hoe

August 22, 2008
19:30
SAFFC 2 – 0 Tampines Rovers
Ahmad Latiff Khamaruddin Goal 45'
Norikazu Murakami Goal 67'
Report
Choa Chu Kang Stadium
Attendance: 1,951
Referee: Abas Daud

Second Legs


August 24, 2008
19:45
Singapore Young Lions FC 1 – 3 Woodlands Wellington
Irwan Shah Goal 40' Report A Laakkad Goal 8', (Pen.) Goal 86'
Ismail Yunos (o.g.)Goal 18'
Jalan Besar Stadium
Attendance: 1,350
Referee: Sukhbir Singh
  • Woodlands Wellington progressed after winning 4 – 3 on aggregate

August 25, 2008
19:30
Tampines Rovers 0 – 2 SAFFC
Report Aleksandar Duric Goal 66', Goal 85'
Tampines Stadium
Attendance: 1,696
Referee: P Pandian
  • SAFFC progressed after winning 4-0 on aggregate

3rd-place Playoff[edit]

Final[edit]

November 21, 2008
19:30
SAFFC 2 – 1 (A.E.T) Woodlands Wellington
Shaiful Esah Goal 45'
Kenji Arai Goal 102'
Report Fadzuhasny Juraimi Goal 79'
Jalan Besar Stadium
Attendance: 5,022
Referee: T Aravinthan

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Singapore Indra Sahdan Daud Home United 4
= Singapore Aleksandar Đurić SAFFC 4

See also[edit]

External links[edit]