Younger Lions coach Aw taking go away of absence, Unleash The Roar to interact followers in townhall

SINGAPORE — What’s the aftermath of the Singapore nationwide under-22 soccer workforce’s disastrous efficiency on the current 2023 SEA Video games in Cambodia? Was it that they not solely did not win a match, or that they have been mauled 7-0 by arch-rivals Malaysia of their last match, however ended the marketing campaign rock-bottom of Group B beneath ‘minnows’ Laos.

So what’s subsequent for the Younger Lions and coach Phillipe Aw? On Might 18, the Soccer Affiliation of Singapore (FAS) introduced that coach Aw has been granted a ‘go away of absence’ as the top coach of the Younger Lions workforce after ‘intense obligation’ on the SEA Video games.

“Coach Philippe Aw has been granted time without work from the Younger Lions’ teaching duties after his intense duties as Head Coach of the Soccer Males’s workforce within the just lately concluded Southeast Asian (SEA) Video games in Cambodia. A technical evaluation of the SEA Video games efficiency will subsequently happen after his return,” learn the assertion by FAS.

With Aw lacking from the bench, assistant coaches Fadzuhasny Juraimi and Koichiro Iizuka will take over the Younger Lions’ teaching duties and can lead them within the Singapore Premier League matches.

FAS will even be forming a panel to evaluation the Younger Lions efficiency on the SEA Video games, with the findings made public, mentioned its affiliation’s performing president Bernard Tan in an interview with CNA. Tan additionally added that till the evaluation has been accomplished, the Singapore nationwide under-22 soccer workforce is not going to be collaborating in any worldwide competitors. The panel can be headed by former Singapore nationwide head coach Jita Singh, three FAS council members Lim Tong Hai, Razali Saad and Harman Ali.

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With Singapore soccer efficiency on the 2023 SEA Video games the worst in a long time, and the soccer followers expressing their sincere opinions of the unhappy state of native soccer affairs; the ‘Unleash The Roar’ government committee has determined to carry a townhall session on Might 25 to interact with numerous stakeholders, together with the followers, because it search suggestions on its mission. Unleash The Roar is led by chairman Eric Chua, who can also be the senior parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Tradition, Neighborhood and Youth, and the Ministry of Social and Household Improvement. 

Native Singapore soccer fan group SingaBrigade have additionally expressed their discontent on social media. They’re a gaggle of loyal Singapore soccer followers, however their endurance might have run out seeing how current outcomes on the sphere have turned out for the Lions.

“Singapore soccer goes down. As you’re conscious, we don’t say this frivolously. However taking a look at how our groups are performing in current months, we simply must say this. Aside from the ladies’s groups, the lads’s groups are simply getting from unhealthy to worse. Let’s begin off with the senior males workforce. After the excessive of that magical evening towards Indonesia in 2021, they did not make out of the group stage on 3 January 2023, once we simply wanted a draw towards Malaysia. How we fell inside a yr to such depths is one thing we can not perceive. It’s now Might 2023 and we’re nonetheless ready for FAS to carry themselves accountable to the followers who made that journey throughout the causeway to be handled with such a lame efficiency,” posted SingaBrigade on Fb.

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