FAS ● Jan 08, 2018

Statement by FAS President on the Signing of Local Footballers by Albirex Niigata FC (S)


Demonstrating the shared belief they have with the FAS that youth development is a collaborative effort amongst all stakeholders, Albirex Niigata FC (S) today announced that they have signed local footballers Adam Swandi and Shahul Rayyan.


FAS President Mr Lim Kia Tong said: “This is a historic moment for Singapore football as we have two of our local promising young players signing contracts with Albirex Niigata FC (S) for the first time. Albirex is a stellar example of the new strategic pillars we have defined for the League – a focus on youth and community as well as capability development, and we are pleased that they are fully supportive of our direction to develop local youths for the National Team. Training with and competing for the two-time S.League champions will be beneficial for Adam and Shahul and I am looking forward to seeing how they will develop and what is in store for them.”


Since their inaugural season in the S. League back in 2004, this is the first time the Jurong East-based club has signed local players in their roster, for the upcoming 2018 season.