Monday, October 04, 2010
[Instant Reaction] FAS's decision to withdraw direct application to ACL
By his own words, has Mr Zainudin Nordin, the president of the Football Association of Singapore acknowledged the "lack of critical mass in key areas such as talent pool and resources" that "there is still a pressing need for us to continue having foreign teams participating in our league"?
My only reaction is - How irony can it be as it was only just yesterday when I blogged about "THE CHANCE" talent global search and seen for myself some of the raw talents being unearthed from the weekend and amateur scenes with whom some S.League clubs, I was told, are keen to "follow up" with them.
Yet, the decision based on what quoted on the AFC website is not doubt a regrettable one, as many fans out there perceived as a way to accommodate the foreigner-based teams in our league.
While Mr Zainudin mentioned in his letter to the AFC president Mohamed Bin Hammam that " having foreign teams in the S-League was to inject 'more excitement and competitiveness for our fans, expose our local teams and players to various styles of play, secure non-Singapore sponsors and attract more fans, especially those from the expatriate community residing and working in Singapore'".
But has the result yield anything that benefit Singapore football? That's my question.
Over to you, sir and thanks for your kind attention.