Replies to Media ● Oct 02, 2017

FAS’ reply to media query regarding 2018 S.League season


What are the requisites before a club that is not currently in the S.League, can join the league for the upcoming season? (ie. do they need to produce a banker’s guarantee, etc?)

Is there a possibility sit-out clubs Tanjong Pagar United and Gombak might return to the S.League in 2018?

“Any return of sit-out clubs will be subject to the outcome of the ongoing review of the S.League. Thereafter, they will also need to show to the FAS their management, footballing and financial capability to make such a return.”


Can FAS confirm that all six current local S.League clubs – as well as Tanjong Pagar United and Gombak United – have submitted new applications for jackpot licensing?

Does FAS know when the approval / rejection of these new jackpot applications will be made?

“To our understanding, all S.League clubs have submitted new applications for fruit machine licensing to the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department (PLRD). We have not received any updates from the PLRD on the applications at this point. Should the PLRD require our input and assistance, we are ready to cooperate fully with the authorities on the applications.”


TNP also understands FAS have made a commitment to put the development of young players at the forefront of the direction of the 2018 S.League. Can FAS confirm that this is indeed a priority?

“Youth development is a priority for the FAS and is not limited just to the direction and composition of the S.League teams. The ultimate objective of the FAS is to ensure a high standard of National Teams at all levels and we are currently engaging with stakeholders on the role that the S.League can play to ensure that a steady stream of good young players becomes available for our National Teams. Once we have concluded our discussion with the stakeholders, we will make public the plans for the FAS in the coming year, which will include the direction of the S.League.” 


– Yazeen Buhari, Deputy General Secretary, FAS