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The Heck Is: The Singapore Premier League?
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The Heck Is: The Singapore Premier League?

Around this time of the year, Singapore’s only professional football league, the Singapore Premier League (SPL) would usually be well underway.  However, with the Covid-19 pandemic worsening on our shores in recent weeks, the league has since been suspended and we thought we might just go through what this competition is, was, and what could have been. Singapore is well-known for being a country of football-loving fans. Ask anyone on the streets and the odds of that person having watched or played the beautiful game in some capacity are pretty high. But unfortunately, most locals’ passion for football have been…
We will never have another like Khairul Amri
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We will never have another like Khairul Amri

It was a moment that I will never forget. Singapore football has had its fair share of glorious moments over the years, but that was the first one I witnessed live with my own eyes albeit through live television. As a young boy not even into his teens, I remember sitting on the sofa watching intently as the second leg of the 2007 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Championship final played out in Bangkok. The match was finely poised, with the aggregate score at 2-2 after Thailand had levelled the match through a 50th-minute strike from Pipat Thonkanya. With extra-time looming,…
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