05 May – Excerpts from: http://www.tnp.sg/sports/story/0,4136,239207,00.html
Victoria Junior College (VJC), Meridian Junior College (MJC), Saint Andrews’ Junior College (SAJC) and Raffles Institution (RI) each confirmed their semi-final appearances after winning two out of their three second group stage matches.
PLAYER TO WATCH:
Dilip Thapa (VJC)
ONE PLAYER who could have a huge say on the final outcome of the match would be Victoria Junior College’s (VJC) Dilip Thapa.
The Nepalese midfielder has been earning rave reviews for his action packed performances in the middle of the park.
An all-rounder, Thapa is able to pass, shoot and tackle well.
Thapa hailed from Victoria School (VS) and joined Victoria Junior College this year.
Despite this being his freshman year, he has cemented his place in the first team and is a vital clog in a VJC side which has scored 47 goals and conceded none in six ‘A’ Division matches.
VJC soccer coach Tan Yew Hwee credits VS for making Thapa such a formidable player.
Said Tan: ‘The guidance and coaching Dilip received from VS is the key to him being the player he is today.
‘I am merely reaping the rewards of his VS coaches’ hard work.’
Preventing the talented midfielder from establishing a foothold in this game will go a long way in securinga positive result for Meridian Junior College (MJC).
It will not be an easy feat though. Thapa’s goal tally has already entered double figures, an amazing feat for a midfielder.
06 May – Excerpts from: http://www.tnp.sg/sports/story/0,4136,239307,00.html
BY THE looks of it, Victoria Junior College (VJC) are the team to look out for in this year’s National School’s ‘A’ Division title this year, and not without reason.
KEY PLAYER: Dilip Thapa
THE NEPALESE midfielder has been making heads turn this season with a string of stirring displays in the middle.
He is strong on the ball and is a key component in VJC’s engine room.
Not only that, his eye for a goal means the midfielder’s goal tally has already hit double digits.
SRJC captain Cheah, whose side went down 5-0 to Thapa’s VJC, was full of praise for VJC’s No. 10.
The 19-year-old said: ‘Dilip is the best player in VJC’s team. With him in their side, they have to be considered favourites.’