Football: FAS confirms Tampines will play Selangor at National Stadium in AFC Cup clash

SINGAPORE - The National Stadium will host Tampines Rovers' final Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup 2016 Group E match against Selangor on May 10.

The Stags are the first S-League club to play at the 55,000-capacity stadium. The match was originally scheduled to be held at the smaller Jalan Besar Stadium, but the venue changed have been confirmed following approval from the AFC.

Tickets for home fans, priced from $4, will go on sale from Wednesday at 12pm.

Tampines chairman Krishna Ramachandra said: "We want to do this for Singapore football... I hope fans can come to support us representing the country against Malaysia's most successful club in a unique club Causeway challenge."

With two matches to go, the Stags are currently second in the four-team group on seven points from four games, leading Selangor on goal difference. Filipino side Ceres La Salle are top of the group with eight points.

Lim Chin, chief executive officer of the S-League, added: "It is great news for the S-League to have our local club Tampines Rovers playing at the National Stadium for the first time. It is a great pleasure to work with several stakeholders to help Tampines Rovers play their first competitive match at the Singapore Sports Hub.

"Playing against a great side like Selangor almost mirrors a Singapore v Malaysia football match, so I hope all Singapore football fans will turn up for this historic match and support Tampines Rovers against Selangor in the AFC Cup tournament."

Sports Hub chief executive officer Manu Sawhney said: "The match will bring added colour and vibrancy to our buzzing sporting calendar, which has had a great start this year and which we are committed to growing.

"Come match day, we will truly be looking forward to greeting Singaporean fans and our patrons from across the Causeway to witness history in the making, and having the Kallang Roar once more at the National Stadium."