Southeast Asia

ASEAN Super League faces further delays

The ASEAN Super League may face further delays ahead of it proposed kick-off in September, former president the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Zainudin Nordin said in a recent interview.

Nordin, a member of the ASEAN Super League committee said there is “no commitment” for the proposed league to begin in the 2017 calendar year, even though all the works are “in progress”.

According to reports, the ASEAN Super League will feature 10 Southeast Asian teams, including clubs from Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia. No Australian club is expected to join the Super League, even though the nation is an AFF member.

The format of the ASEAN Super League is similar to that of the Indian Super League (ISL), featuring playoffs and franchises.

Previously, Nordin had said he was “confident that the ASEAN Super League will begin in 2017” during a FAS conference in 2015.