Replies to Media ● Aug 22, 2021

FAS statements on Song Uiyoung becoming a Singapore citizen

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“We are pleased that Song Uiyoung has been naturalised as a Singapore citizen. He has adapted and assimilated well since arriving in 2012 and has made Singapore his home for the last nine years. Throughout this time, he has continuously displayed an esteemed character of respect, commitment to excellence, and passion for the local game. It has been a long process but the FAS is pleased to have supported him in each step of his journey to be a citizen of our country.” – FAS General Secretary Yazeen Buhari

 

“I am delighted that Song Uiyoung has been awarded a Singapore citizenship. It is important to have competitive options to call upon as we strive towards reaching new heights. I have watched every team in the SPL since I became National Team Coach and I have observed how Song has cemented his reputation as an effective midfielder, with a strong offensive mindset, impressive endurance, and a knack for scoring. He is also a consummate professional on and off the pitch and one that would now be a welcome option in the Lions’ set-up. I would like to congratulate Song, the FAS as well as Song’s club, Lion City Sailors, for their combined efforts that resulted in him becoming a Singapore citizen.” – Singapore National Team Coach Tatsuma Yoshida