Singh’s new deal

NATIONAL Football defender and Olympian Alvin Singh has signed a one-year contract with Sydney, Australia-based club APIA Leichhardt Tigers which participates in the National Premier League New South Wales which is a semi-professional competition in Australia.

Singh previously played for the Mounties Wanderers in 2013 in Sydney.

The league is a subdivision of the second tier National Premier Leagues (NPL), which sits below the professional A-League.

Singh arrived in Sydney on Tuesday and immediately started to receive offers from clubs.

“The club that were interested were Bonnyrigg White Eagles, Sutherland Sharks, Mt Druitt Rangers and Mounties Wanderers,” he said.

“I chose APIA Leichhardt Tigers and signed a one-year contract. This will give me exposure to A-League clubs. The Tigers have some players who are now featuring in the A-League.”

Singh will be a great asset to the Tigers having represented Fiji at the Rio Olympics recently.

The Tigers club was formed in 1954 by Italian Australians and won the National Australian Championship in 1987. The National Premier Leagues New South Wales competition will start in March.

Meanwhile, Labasa’s Roy Krishna is the lone Fijian playing in the A-League. The club mentioned that Alvin will be a great asset because they lacked a solid defender.

The new season starts next March and all away games will be livestreamed on Facebook on the club’s official page APIA Leichhardt Tigers

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