Tag: FAS

SWAT team and riot officers allegedly called in to break up brawl at Hougang Stadium after football match

After a brawl broke out at Hougang Stadium on Saturday (July 27) between the players of Yishun Sentek Mariners FC and Singapore Armed Forces SA, riot police and a SWAT team had to be sent in to break up the fight. The match was under...

SPL: For the first time, all seven professional clubs have local coaches

THIS is the rarest “first” in the 24-year history of professional football with the seven Singapore clubs having Singaporeans as the head coach. Only the two foreign clubs, defending champion Albirex Niigata and Brunei DPMM are without a Singaporean tactician in the S-League, now re-named...

Shared-stadium concept a big blow for professional football in Singapore

THE re-named SPL (Singapore Professional League) kicks off this weekend with, for the first time, a shared-stadium concept, which has irked the football fraternity, who are crying out for a value-add professional league. Eight of the locally-based clubs will share four stadiums as part of...

FAS: ‘You’re beating a dead horse, unfortunately. Football is dead’

THREE former Singapore international stalwarts used the analogy of a “dead horse” in summing up the prevailing mood at the FAS (Football Association of Singapore). The trio won major regional tournaments from the 1980s, including the Malaysia Cup, but preferred to remain anonymous for obvious...

Top coach: Root problem at FAS is poor coaching

VINCENT Subramaniam (above), arguably Singapore’s highest qualified, award-winning coach, left the FAS (Football Association of Singapore) on Monday and in this no-hold-barred interview with The Independent, he categorically states what’s ailing the No 1 sport here. Never fearing to call a spade a spade, the...

Apology from Fandi and FAS issued after joke to Sikh reporter lands coach in hot water

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) announced on Thursday, September 13, that Fandi Ahmad, Singapore’s national team coach, has issued an apology to a Sikh reporter, Dilenjit Singh  from The New Paper, for an answer he had given him at a pre-match press conference on...

Fandi Ahmad launches war on young FAS footballers who smoke

Suresh Nair FANDI Ahmad finally cut through the smoke-screen to admit that more than half the young footballers under his wing are into the game of puffing. And if you trace back these severe misdeeds, it goes back close to a decade but the authorities just turned...

Did politics kill S’pore football? Ministry should explain past decisions

With the acrimonious Football Association of Singapore (FAS) elections over and done with, it is time for Singapore football to move on and allow the new team to carry out its agenda and campaign promises. Mr Lim Kia Tong, the newly-elected president of the association,...

FAS Elections: 3013 the new hot-selling number

Suresh Nair SINGAPOREANS always relish a little financial splurt. The favourite four-digit number for the weekend’s lottery may well be 3013. That’s now on Saturday, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) affiliates marked their crosses for a new leadership team to lead Singapore’s football administration and...

Team LKT does not have a blank cheque

Congratulations to Team LKT for winning the FAS elections.  They have got what the new FAS President Lim Kia Tong described as their magic target of 30 out of the 44 affiliates who cast their votes on Saturday. That is a strong mandate. But...