Malaysian Super League champions LionsXII were given a special mentione by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day message on Thursday.
Speaking from the new SAFRA clubhouse in Toa Payoh, Lee spoke in length about the country’s progress as a nation and achievements in the past years.
“I am speaking to you from the new SAFRA clubhouse in Toa Payoh; this is where SAFRA built its very first clubhouse in 1975," he said.
“We have just rebuilt it with better facilities for NSmen and your families. It is a small gesture to thank you for your many contributions and sacrifices.
“It is also an example of how we are upgrading our amenities and environment as Singapore develops, year by year.
"We also celebrated several successes in the arts and sports, including our LionsXII team winning the Malaysian Super League.
“We have come a long way, but our best years are ahead of us. We have the power to shape our destiny and write a new chapter in the Singapore story. Let us stand together, and dedicate ourselves to building in Singapore a brighter future for all."
The LionsXII players and coach V. Sundramoorthy were also involved in the National Day parade, which was held at the Marina Bay floating platform on Friday as the nation celebrated its 48th birthday,