Press Releases ● Dec 31, 2019
FAS statement on Warriors FC participation in 2020 SPL season
With its present dire financial state, Warriors FC (WRFC) are unable to comply to the Club Licensing requirements that is expected of all Singapore Premier League clubs.
At present, Warriors FC (WRFC) remains liable for a significant amount of debt owed to employees/players and social/tax authorities. These outstanding liabilities have also been the subject of court proceedings against WRFC.
This situation has persisted for some time, and the amounts remain substantial. There might be further debts to which FAS may not be privy to.
To date, WRFC has not yet been able to sufficiently demonstrate that it would be able to meet these outstanding before the start of the 2020 SPL season.
Given this, the FAS has written to Warriors FC (WRFC), instructing it to sit out of the Singapore Premier League (SPL) and the Singapore Cup for the 2020 season. The decision to instruct WRFC to sit out the upcoming season was made in the best interests of the club. The FAS believes that WRFC, during this sit-out period, should focus its efforts to consolidate its resources and not incur any additional liabilities without the assurances of new revenue streams.
While the FAS is not privy to contractual agreements that the WRFC has entered with players for 2020 season, the FAS has been in communication with the club since at least September 2019 through both face-to-face meetings and written correspondence of its ongoing process of assessing its participating status for the upcoming 2020 season. The club and its officers are well aware that regulations prohibit any club from participating in competitions if it remains liable for such outstandings. This would have been considered by the club in its dealings and transactions.
Notwithstanding, the FAS remains committed to assisting the club to pull through this difficult period, and will continue to render our assistance where we can.