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Singapore FA president determined to lift up national football

Football Association of Singapore (FAS) president Lim Kia Tong and his council have determined to lift up Singapore football after dismal results in important competition.

As reported by The New Paper, FAS was holding a meeting with technical director Michel Sablon on 15 August, just a day after the U-22 team suffered from a 2-0 defeat to Myanmar in their opening SEA Games match.

Lim, who took over the top role in Singapore football in April, warned about the nation’s poor performance in men’s football at the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.

“Results tell us that other countries are progressing ahead of us, but not to the extent that most believe,” said Lim.

“We are particularly concerned about why we’re not getting good results. We can’t let such a scenario repeat itself, but we also cannot overreact.”

“We need to see if we need to tweak the system or the coaching staff,” added Lim, whose council will wait for the review report from the technical staff of the SEA Games team.

The Singaporean football teams have to experience the dark days after enjoying numerous successes in the past.

Following the early elimination of the senior team at last year’s AFF Suzuki Cup, the U-22 team were knocked out in the group stages of 2017 SEA Games.

The Lions will host Hong Kong in a friendly on Thursday before their third Asian Cup qualifier against Turkmenistan on 5 September.