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Myanmar first girl band, Me N Ma Girls, performing at the Singapore Cup quarter finals with the first Philippines Idol

Nigel Chin

The RHB Singapore Cup retakes the centre stage once again next week from 2nd July to 9th July, with some intriguing match ups in the two-legged quarter finals.

 Two of the remaining invited foreign clubs, KBZ FC from Myanmar and Loyola Meralco Sparks of Philippines, will face off against each other in the pick of the quarter finals.

Featuring for the Sparks are some top Phillipines players including former Chelsea youth players, the famous Younghusband brothers. Both Phillip and James were key reasons why Loyola managed to grind out a 2-1 win over Geyland United that was won in extra time, with the winning goal coming from another Philippines international, Mark Hartmann.

Loyola’s quarter-final opponents, KBZ FC put on a show for their big crowd of fans who turned up to show their support against Woodlands Wellington. They dominated the game from start to end and took a 1-0 lead as early as the third minute through Myanmar International and star striker Soe Min Oo, before going on to win the game 2-1.

KBZ is also coached by one of the top Singapore coaches, P.N. Sivaji.

The already exciting match up will be further boosted with the appearances of the first Pilippines Idol Ms Mau Marcelo and Myanmar girl group Me N Ma Girls, performing before the match and during half time during the first and second leg matches respectively.

Fans from both sides will be able to witness the performing celebrities from their own countries during the games. Ms Mau Marcelo, the first Philippines Idol winner in 2006 and also Philippines’ representative at the first Asian Idol contest, will be showcasing her talents on the first leg, which will be played on 5th June. Me N Ma Girls, the first girl band from Myanmar, will be flying in specially to perform at the second leg three days later on 8th July.

Both games will be played at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

In another RHB Singapore Cup Quarter-Final, Singapore Armed Forces will take on trophy holders Home United in what is dubbed the Uniform Derby. The Protectors will be determined to defend the cup they won last year, but the Warriors themselves are aiming to end a four year streak of not winning Singapore’s premier cup competition.

The remaining two RHB Singapore Cup fixtures features Tampines Rovers against Albirex Niigata(S), and Gombak United against Hougang United.

For the full fixture list of the RHB Singapore Cup finals, go to

  • Loyola Meralco Sparks
  • Press Release
  • Kanbawza
  • Singapore Cup