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ASEAN Super League idea scrapped

AFC general secretary Windsor John said on Thursday there will be no ASEAN Super League as it was planned.

For some years now, a few of South East Asia’s football figure have toyed with the idea of creating a new competition across nations which to raise the standard of region.

However, John, who was speaking at the press conference between the AFC and the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) revealed that the tournament will not happen.

“They have officially written to us saying that they are not pursuing the ASEAN Super League,” he told The New Paper.

Discussions on the creation of ASL started over a decade ago but have escalated in recent years with 2018 was initially set as the inaugural competition.

AFC has not given the green light for ASL so far as the organisers could not ensure that the tournament will be under the structure of the AFC.