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Akhbar (Nee Soon East #11) executes a spike while Al Jabbar (Chong Pang #7) blocks. (Photo 1 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)


Yishun Sports Hall, Saturday, June 2, 2012 — Chong Pang CSC A beat Nee Soon East CSC A 15-7, 15-6 in their first game of the Community Games sepak takraw tournament.

“I’ve been playing since I was 16,” said Shamsul Marwasi, 23, of Chong Pang. “Jabbar has been playing with us since 15. He’s 18 now.”

“Most of the guys play every day from 7 to 10pm on the open court. Our training ground is at Yishun Avenue 5, Block 120. We play to enjoy ourselves and meet friends. We know our opponents. They are also friends,” added Jabbar.

Chong Pang will next play Nee Soon Central B on June 9th at Yishun Sports Hall. The best team in their group will go on to a final group where the teams will play a single round-robin.

The winner of the final group will represent the Nee Soon Cluster in the Singapore National Games scheduled for September 1st to 9th.

Nee Soon East Lineup
Akhbar (#11), Addam Syabil (#3), Rozaimi Haszewan (#5), Raihaan (#19)

Chong Pang Lineup
Al Jabbar (#7), Borhan (#8), Shamsul Marwasi (#9)

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