Qiu Li returns Home for third time

The China-born Singapore international was not retained by Balestier Khalsa at the end of the 2013 season and will play for Lee Lim Saeng again in the new campaign
Singapore international Qiu Li will don Home United colours for a third time after joining the S.League uniformed giants for the 2014 season.

The 32-year-old was not retained by Balestier Khalsa despite top-scoring with 14 goals for them in 2013 after moving over from the Protectors, helping them to a best-ever league finish of fourth and a first major trophy in the form of the League Cup.

The Tigers confirmed late on Wednesday night on their Facebook page that the forward will join the Singapore Cup champions again, having turned out for them in 2007 and 2011 to 2012.

Qiu will link up again with Korean coach Lee Lim Saeng, who has also recruited Fazrul Nawaz, Bruno Castanheira, Daniel Ong, Izzdin Shafiq, Fazli Ayob and Ahmed Fahmie for the upcoming campaign.

Born in China, Qiu made his debut for the Lions in 2008 after being naturalised but was then ruled ineligible to represent Singapore until 2010 due to a new Fifa ruling. He has played for the Young Lions, Tampines Rovers and Home and has scored 106 goals in total in the S.League and both local cup competitions.