Football Association of Singapore (FAS) president Lim Kia Tong called for patience as they have worked to increase the number of young people playing football at various levels.
“Results have not been ideal, and we acknowledge that. We know that work has to be done and we have installed a system that will help Singapore football in the future,” Lim said, as quoted by The New Paper.
“We may not see results immediately… and we ask for your patience. We hope that our changes will be a change upward.”
Last week, FAS unveiled plans to reconstruct the country’s football, from the professional S-League to academies and even schools, in which the attention will turn to youth.
Especially, while the native U-23 players will be encouraged to play in the competitive matches, the number of foreign players will also be reduced from a total of four to two next year.
Singapore football has endured a torrid year, as various national teams suffered disappointing results.