Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Armed Forces to play friendlies to prepare for new season

Armed Forces (ATM) will be playing four international friendlies in tuning up for next season's M-League.

The team leaves for Myanmar tomorrow for friendly matches with three clubs in the country on Dec 15, 18 and 21 before returning home on Dec 28.

Following that, they will be playing a friendly match with Singapore's Under-23 team Lions XII at a venue yet to be determined which could either be in Malaysia or the city-state.

ATM coach B. Sathianathan told reporters here today that the friendlies would serve as a good platform in preparing the team for the M-League.

However, he said he would only be using imported foreign players Marlon Alex James and Bruno Martelotto in the third friendly match as they had only arrived in the country three days ago.

He added that the squad, which finished in seventh place in the Premier league last season, aimed to lift at least one trophy the coming season.

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