Thursday, April 08, 2010


While the great debate on holding Sukma during the World Cup in ongoing, the Football Association of Malaysia have been plotting with their Singapore counterparts to hold a tournament in June. Read on the report below published in Singapore. Maybe now FAM might want to talk about it, over to you main stream media.....

The Great Eastern-Yeo's S-League will take a break from June 22 to July 11, the last three weeks' of the World Cup finals in South Africa.

And, as fans here await a resolution to the wrangle over World Cup TV broadcast rights, the Football Association of Singapore and their Malaysian counterparts (FAM) are plotting their own show involving Malaysian Super League and S-League teams.

MediaCorp understands that while details are yet to be finalised, the competition will feature last season's top four teams from each league - SAFFC, Tampines Rovers, Gombak United and Home United from Singapore, and Selangor, Perlis, Kedah and Johor from Malaysia - and possibly the domestic cup winners. The matches will be played here and in Malaysia.

"With the S-League resuming only after the World Cup, this will be a good competition if we do take part," SAFFC coach Richard Bok told MediaCorp.

"We're still not sure what the format will be, but a short home and away tournament will be good, and there is always keen rivalry when we play our neighbours."

But with all football competitions, there is the issue of cost. Said a club official who declined to be named: "The question of cost has been raised, we're not sure how good the response will be if the clubs have to bear the cost.

"We were told not to worry about cost and we're taking it that the Football Association of Singapore will foot the bill."