SFI - Saturday Football International FC Tryouts 2021 is a series of events organized to scout and recruit football players. SFI is a football club that competes in the Taiwan Football League Division 2. We are looking for experienced football players to join the team for the 2021 season.
During the month of January 2021, the club will organize tryouts once a week in Taipei at Bailing pitch.
If you would like to attend the tryouts, please fill out and submit the SFI Tryouts Registration Form.
Ending a difficult year on a positive note
SFI originally signed Kodai in March 2020. But, the Japanese player couldn’t enter Taiwan because of Covid 19 travel restrictions. Kodai had to wait until mid-August before he could finally fly to Taipei and join the SFI squad, after two weeks of quarantine. Thus, he missed most of the first round.
A player with determination and perseverance
In the second round of Taiwan Football League Division 2, Kodai delivered an excellent performance with SFI-Saturday Football International FC. His exceptional ability, impressive technical skills and superb attitude makes him the outstanding centre-back he is.
SFI is looking forward to developing the 21 year old player in 2021 and beyond. The club will continue promoting his skills and competencies to ensure the achievement of his competitive success.
SFI is considering loan agreement offers for the Japanese player from Europe and Asia. But, no decision has been made yet. The club is still keen to find the best international loan or transfer opportunities for Kodai.
SFI v CPC match ended in a draw on Saturday
CPC is a strong professional football team. But, they couldn't win this match against SFI.
In the middle of the first half, SFI's Japanese forward, Daiki Jahana scored his first goal in Taiwan. SFI maintained that one goal lead until the 90 minutes game time ended.
But, in the extra time, an SFI defender had an injury; thus, leaving the team with one less player on the pitch. By the time the SFI substitute player finally got on the pitch, it was too late. CPC scored their equalizer goal in the 93rd minute, while SFI had only 10 players. The final score was 1-1.
About the first round.
There is no doubt, SFI not only survived the calamities of the first round of this league, but the team got stronger. In July, the club lost the match against CPC 7-0. Obviously, there is a huge difference between the 7-0 in July and 1-1 in October.
The Taiwan Division 2 second round started this weekend.
During the transfer window we dropped a total of 18 players and signed 17 new players. Currently the SFI-1 Division 2 adult team has 33 registered players for the league.
The first match in the first round in July we had a 2:2 draw against Kaohsiung FC. But, this Saturday, October 3rd, we won against them 4:0.
With the changes we implemented during the transfer window, we made our team stronger.
SFI first official Taiwan National League Division 2 match in Kaohsiung ended with a draw.
FC Kaohsiung scored the equalizer goal literally in the last minute of the additional time.
With a 2:1 lead, SFI players and coaches were waiting for the referee to end the match in the 92nd. minute. But, just before the sound of the whistle, the unthinkable happened. Kaohsiung FC's header goal from a corner made the final score FC Kaohsiung 2:2 SFI.
We received a video from CTFA from our first official match on March 5th., which we won in a penalty shootout.
S.F.I. in blue and white against Inter Taoyuan in yellow and black.
The video was taped by CTFA to keep records of the game, not for broadcast. Thus, the quality of this short clip is not great, but definitely fun to watch.
It's a great feeling to win with penalty kicks after a though 90 minute (0:0) match against a very strong team.
S.F.I. is happy to play in the Taiwan Football League Division 2 in the 2020 season. We started the per-season training, while we're still in the process of registering new players.
We're happy to be in the game.