Tag: Football

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,...

48 teams for the expanded World Cup football in 2026: Is this madness?

Suresh Nair CRAZY some may say, making the World Cup competition as crowded as Chinatown or Little India but a vote will be taken this week to have 48 countries at the 2026 event. In numerical terms, it’s 50 per cent bigger and there will be...

Lim Tong Hai – Wrong leader for Singapore referees

By Suresh Nair THE appointment of Lim Tong Hai as FAS Referees Committee (FASRC) chairman for another four-year term has created disquiet among the refereeing fraternity. Some call it a “jaw-dropping appointment” because his last term of office was, to put it mildly, a “flop of...

World Cup and Singapore

By Michael Y.P. Ang Only 77 countries have ever qualified for the World Cup finals. But 132 of Fifa's 209 member countries, nearly two-thirds of the football world, have yet to savour the elite tournament for football's holy grail. Since World Cup qualifying is organised according...