Lion City Sailors club entry to Singapore Premier Leagueby Kylie S. Content Specialist
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The football news in Singapore is here to provide the latest happening in the world of Singaporean football in which considering as the main and popular sport in the country. Some observers within the league said that the Lion City Sailors will provide local kick scenario however, the ability to work successfully will be crucial on this matter. The completely private ownership club, the former Home United and now the new owner named to Lion City Sailors, their arrival into Singapore’s football league would be considered to ignite the spark and improve the local game from the stagnant team, this was stated by the members of the fraternity to The Straits Times on February 15, 2020. This new entry club was operated by billionaire Forrest Li, and was declared on Thursday that they will be replacing Home United within the SPL or Singapore Premier League. Mr. Forrest is the chairman, founder and chief executive of Sea, produced in one’s own garden and the internet company market price is more than US$21 billion while in S$29.2 billion also they manage the team. Philippe Aw, National Under-15 coach, he played 1999 to 2002 for Home and consumed nine years as their young and 1st club coach, the 42-year-old admired the move and stated:
“For the longest time, every club simply depended on handouts, If they receive less subsidies, they just make do with that amount. But now we have a club that are privately owned and funded well enough to say they won’t take the subsidies, they have the budget to have 10 coaches for the 1st team if they want to, or build a solid academy set up behind the 1st team.”
There was another former player of Home, R. Sasikumar, he was the founder of sports marketing agency namely Red Card Global, said that the success in sports will measure whether the project is applicable within the long term as he stated:
“People always want to be associated with winners.”
“They have their work cut out for the next decade, but if they put the work and foundation in place, and with the financial might they have, there’s no reason they cannot achieve it.”
Another respective personality in the field like, James Walton, he’s the sports group leader at Deloitte Singapore and South-east Asia, established back-end operations also plays a vital role and he also added:
“Having a club that hopefully sets out best practice models and shows other teams how to commercialize, helps lift the status of the game. You hope that it also becomes an example… because there are people out there with money.”
However, the landmark designation has also lifted other concerns. Tang Weng Fei, oil trader, he was the chairman of Woodlands Wellington from 2002 to 20004, his take on the privatization of local teams:
“The way forward. But there will be no too much politics or red tape issues.”
FAS or Football Association of Singapore president Lim Kia Tong, the scenario will have a motion to amend the association’s constitution to permit privatized teams to join FAS member on the upcoming congress. Specially this will give the FAS the power to better control the club.
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