Shanghai Lions Football Club

Lions clinch the SIFL double

Lions & Lions supporters,

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It was hot on Saturday morning in Shanghai ! We had many activities on the program but first it was the SIFL Cup final against the Dutch ! We had a large squad but everybody was motivated and focused with one goal in mind to win the Cup.


Idea was too start aggressive and take advantage of the Dutch being nervous. Jonny O Sh…, warned us to stay calm if we were 1-0 down. Problem was that we were leading 3-0 after 20 minutes. Mr Mendel and High Flyer Jack scored the goals for us. We gave them a goal back to make the game more interesting and the referee helped as well a little to award the Dutch a penalty after one of their players slipped. We were back into a real cup thriller 3-2 ! The second half the legs were getting tired after a long season and we needed to work hard to keep the score as it was. We almost blew when we let the Dutch fast forward run thru our total defense only to see his shot being denied by the post. That’s what they call the Champions Luck ! Final whistle and time to celebrate our double !


After the Cup final we played the end of the season tournament as were in the group of death, Azzurri and DIB and Shooters……! Not easy with the Cup game in the legs ! Think in the end we ended 3rd or 4th !

After it was beer time and collection time for our trophies :

  1. SIFL opening tournament Cup
  2. SIFL Cup
  3. SIFL Champions Cup
  4. Dream team medals : Azz + Jerome + Benji + Dani + Dimitri
  5. MVP : Azz
  6. Coach of the Year : Freek

With all the trophies we headed to BLOC for our end of the season Lions Party! Absolute fun and great atmosphere everybody got an award for their contribution this season !

On Sunday we collected our SPL Champions Cup and ended third in the tournament there. Now we really need a Clubhouse for our silverware! What a weekend ! Amazing Lions !


Happy Happy Happy Freek

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