Eagles’ delight for young Lim

16-year-old Joshua Lim was on cloud-nine after he got a rare chance to meet his favourite Geylang International players at Our Tampines Hub this week.

A die-hard fan of Geylang International since he was seven, Lim is an ardent fan of skipper Yuki Ichikawa, midfielder Izzdin Shafiq and forward Matheus Moresche. The Catholic High student has been attending the Eagles’ matches on most weekends before the COVID-19 pandemic but never got a chance to get up close and personal with his local heroes until he made a personal request to the club’s officials to meet them.

“My father is a fan of Geylang International and he has been a big influence on me. I’ve been supporting the club since I was seven after they got to the finals of the Singapore League Cup in 2012.

“I would like to thank Geylang International’s club officials for agreeing to my request of meeting my favourite players. Getting their autographs were indeed a bonus. Win, lose or draw, I’ll always support the Eagles!” said Lim.

Yuki said: “Football is nothing without fans and we are delighted to have met one of them, especially Joshua today. We look forward to seeing him back in the stands again and hopefully bring more joy to him with a win on the pitch then.”