Both are international sports events you can’t miss.

The showdown has already begun.

Wait…Showdown? Nah.

The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) and the Asian Youth Games Organising Committee (AYGOC) met last Friday, 24th Oct to play a friendly game of soccer.

The match of the century

The match of the century

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They played at the National Stadium and it was an honour for most, to play in the grand old dame one last time.

Before the game began, SYOGOC only had one word in mind “Trashing”.

They were thinking, “Oh man. We practiced three times on a half court. We barely ran. We are gonna lose”.

Well, looks like team work and humility did its wonders. We actually managed to lead in the first half, scoring two goals. Our goalkeeper, Joe, was also another surprise. He saved goal after goal after goal….after goal.

Although SYOGOC’s team aggregate age was a multiplied number of AYGOC’s aggregate age, our players pulled through…for the most part of it.

By the second half, our players started to have muscle pulls and twisted knee caps. Players were running out… there were even not enough shoes to go around.

At this very moment, our CEO, Goh Kee Nguan, stepped in. He offered…his legs.

Yes, our CEO was subbed in with a fresh pair of legs in the later part of the second half. Bravo to those who like CEO, helped to play at the last minute.

The match ended with AYG leading, 4-2.

It was a relief for SYOGOC players because:
1. Many did not remember having to run so much in a long time
2. No one was fatally injured
3. They showed excellence, friendship and respect even in the face of difficulty

Good game people!