Tag: Football

Wendy Jacobs and 200 others become Singaporean citizens

South Africa-born and long-time Singapore resident Wendy Jacobs has become a Singapore citizen. Ms Jacobs, 46, joined 200 other new citizens to collect their documents and pink identity cards at the Ang Mo Kio GRC and Sengkang West SMC Citizenship Ceremony last Sunday. Her husband is Singapore...

Breakdown in communication between Mindef and parents led youngster Ben Davis to play for Thailand: SCMP

South China Morning Post says a “breakdown in communication” over mandatory national service resulted in Singapore’s great football hope Ben Davis joining Thailand instead of Singapore's football team for this year's Southeast (SEA) Games. The Hong Kong daily says an earlier tit-for-tat between Davis’ father,...

Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim rumoured to be at loggerheads with Valencia’s manager and general director

Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim, owner of Spanish football club Valencia CF is rumoured to be feuding with Mateu Alemany, the club's general director. Marca, a Spanish daily reported that a meeting was called on 29 Jul for Lim and Alemany to clear the air over their...

Man City owner wants to invest in Malaysian club

The owners of Premier League champions Manchester City are eyeing a stake in a Malaysian team to add to their growing portfolio of clubs, a sports official said Friday. Ferran Soriano -- chief executive of City Football Group (CFG), which is bankrolled by Sheikh Mansour...

Football star Mohamed Salah says men should “treat women with more respect”

Egyptian football player Mohamed Salah has been included in Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2019. The celebrated Liverpool forward, a practicing Muslim, recently announced that men in his country and across cultures should "treat women with more respect." Salah is an icon in Egypt...

Thirty-three years into his football career, ‘King Kazu’ Miura will not slow down, signs new Yokohama FC deal

Having started his football career back in 1986, Kazuyoshi Miura “King Kazu” has no plans in slowing down and closing the book on his profession. The 51-year-old has even signed a brand-new contract with the Eastern facet Yokohama FC. Miura has broken Stanley Matthew’s record...

Football player who assaulted and ‘manhandled’ referee at Yishun Stadium now sacked and banned

At Yishun Stadium on Sunday, October 21, a Gymkhana FC player assaulted a referee after the latter showed him a red card 80 minutes into the game. The referee was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, and the footballer has since been fired from Gymkhana...

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...

Mo Salah: “If he scores another few, then I’ll be Muslim, too.”

Obbana Rajah The sight of Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah scoring goals for Liverpool Football Club is getting common these days. But there is another aspect of this striker, who has won a couple of Player of The year awards, that fans are getting used...

Hurray, watch World Cup 2018 football: No price hikes and nine free matches for Singapore fans

Suresh Nair GOOD news for Singapore football fans: You will get front-row seats to watch June’s World Cup Finals in Russia. The three local broadcasters - Mediacorp, Singtel and StarHub - are collaborating for the first time to bring this year's World Cup coverage to Singapore,...