Wong Knee Concern
31 year-old Farmer Bunnies player Wong Ting Yew
may be in for a lengthy rehabilitation, after aggravating a chronic issue with his left knee, in the Singapore national team's 1-4 away loss to Bosnia and Herzegovina today. The Lions were already trailing 0-2 then, when Wong landed awkwardly after successfully contesting a header against Oskar Mekić.
Buns chief medic Victor Chen confirmed that it was the same anterior cruciate ligament injury that had been triggered slightly more than a month ago, against Club Dinosauria. "Guys don't heal as fast as they age, and while Wong has always been among the fittest of the bunch, he's no exception. I don't want to promise too much, and it'd be sensible for him to go slow now, in view of his future prospects. He can have quite a number more good years at this level, but only if managed properly."
Fortunately, the Bunnies are stacked in defence if nothing else, and all indications are that Ghanaian Richard Agyei
will step back into the fray. Agyei had been absent in the league against Heaven Skys last weekend, what with the end of the Buns' cup commitments freeing up the seniors, and he should be raring to prove himself as meriting a regular spot.
Over in Switzerland, Grilled International's own league ambitions seemed to have hit a roadblock against AC Uettligen, who took the lead no less than four separate times, the last of which was a much-debated penalty conversion by Salvador Novo in the 83rd minute. 18 year-old German lad Tibor Atzenhain
equalized again, however, and there was time enough for Didi Reidenbach
to ride to the rescue, with two sweetly-hit goals from open play.
The effect of this dramatic comeback on International's confidence could hardly be overstated, as they enter a tough run-in, against the three remaining top-four sides. "It's not a matter of calculation - I want to win them all." current Golden Boot leader Fausto Perono