The RHB Singapore Cup final will go on, finalists Global Cebu confirmed yesterday, following initial fears that off-the-pitch issues would result in the traditional finale to the domestic season being cancelled. This Saturday's showpiece between Great Eastern-Hyundai S.League champions Albirex Niigata and Philippine side Global was earlier in jeopardy, as sources revealed that Global players were threatening a no-show because of a wage dispute.
The RHB Singapore Cup Final has often been the finale to the S.League season - encapsulating the romance of a cup competition where minnows have a shot against the big guns - and the last match on the local football calendar. But this Saturday's final between Albirex Niigata and Global Cebu may not even take place. The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is planning an extravaganza to close what has been an uncertain 2017, but the Philippine side may not even show up in Singapore.
UPDATE: The RHB Singapore Cup final will go on after Global Cebu settled a pay dispute with their players. Speaking after a players’ meeting with the club’s management, Global captain Misagh Bahadoran revealed that issues have been ironed out. “This was a misunderstanding between the club and us players, and I’m glad to say the problem has been fixed, and we will be flying to Singapore tomorrow,” he said, declining to reveal details of the solution.
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