Shanghai Lions clinch SIFL title
Temperatures were rising and the spirit was great. Unfortunately Jerome who has been our outstanding Captain throughout this season was ordered by the Doctor not to play. He was kind enough to name Remy as his replacement Captain on the day. Azz forgot his shoes and Felipe had his whole left leg taped in and we almost forgot our warming up so no wonder that after 5 minutes were losing 1-0. Typical Championship game as we didn’t play well and the Vikings fighting for relegation smelled blood. The good thing was that we never panicked and stayed composed as a team looking for the equalizer. We got it through a good combination and an easy finish from Romain. The second half we were in control and more aggressive. We didn’t give anything away anymore and when Azz went on a run nobody could stop him. He ended up celebrating the winner (2-1) on the side line with all the lions and our fans! It was great to see that the old Lions Matze and Jamie coming to support us as well!
The final whistle came and it was time to party! We had a great celebration on the pitch and for me these are the moments you will remember and carry with you for the rest of your life. All the hard work throughout the whole season was worth it and we got our reward. Fantastic achievement of all the Lions who have played this season. No loss and 15 wins plus one draw and still two games to go / yes we are the Champions ! We got a La Nude show from Gwen on the field and they managed to put me under the shower with all my clothes on! In town the Lions party till late especially the party at Geisha the home of the Shooters tasted good!
Lions let this be the beginning of many more prices as the season is not over yet! We are still in the SIFL Cup and we still have the SIFL closing tournament to win. But most important of all are the last three games in the SPL for the Sunday Lions as we are in the running of winning both Shanghai Leagues!
Super Happy Freek