S.League Community Shield to be counted as league game

S.League champions Tampines Rovers will go up against Singapore Cup winners Home United in the season-opening match on February 21, where league points will also be up for grabs
It seems that the S.League is taking after the Malaysia Super League (MSL) for the Community Shield match, which serves as the opening game of the season annually.

S.League champions Tampines Rovers will take on Singapore Cup winners Home United in a Community Shield match on Friday, February 21, at 7.30pm at the Jalan Besar Stadium, which will also serve as the opening match of the league with points up for grabs.

This is similar to what the MSL is doing, where league champions LionsXII will face Pahang in a Charity Shield match on January 17, which will also count as a league game.

On top of winning the Community Shield, the victors would be awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points if they lose. Should the match end in a draw after 90 minutes, the match will go into penalty shoot-outs to decide the winner of the Community Shield.

According to a post on Balestier Khalsa's Facebook page, the remaining five matches of Week One will be played on the following Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 7.30pm. From Week Two onwards, S.League matches will be played mostly on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as the same time.