Congratulations Lions!!!

Congratulations, Singapore Lions for winning the Asean Football Championship for the third time! Let’s hope this will be a shot in the arm (or leg!) for the future of Singapore football.

Author: Gerald Giam

Gerald Giam is the Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC. He is a member of the Workers' Party of Singapore. The opinions expressed on this page are his alone.

3 thoughts on “Congratulations Lions!!!”

  1. Hi Gerald,
    I admit that you have been proven to be right in having so much faith in the Lions.
    They deserve the Championship notwithstanding the “non-penalty” penalty in the first leg!
    Hope they will aim higher ( at the Asian level).
    Good Luck

  2. No lah, I’m not out to prove myself right or wrong. I would say they just scraped through and the Thais blew a lot of their chances.

    Yes, I hope they will aim higher from now on. It didn’t quite happen after our 1998 and 2005 wins, but I hope this 3rd win will convince the players, fans, sponsors and the govt that football is a sport that Singapore can excel in.

    Having said that, I think the $5,000 – $20,000 payouts to the players for their win are pathetic. They deserve much better for their win. I would say at least $50-100K each for the starters. (The Asian Games Gold medalists got $300K.)

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