Football: Tanjong Pagar and Gombak United will soon exist only on paper as appeals fail

The appeals of Tanjong Pagar United’s football clubs to run profitable jackpot operations have been rejected by the Ministry of Home Affairs as fruit machine and football activities begin winding down.
The appeals of Tanjong Pagar United’s football clubs to run profitable jackpot operations have been rejected by the Ministry of Home Affairs as fruit machine and football activities begin winding down. PHOTO: TANJONG PAGAR UNITED F.C. (OFFICIAL)

Tanjong Pagar United, one of the founding members of the S-League, and Gombak United, will soon exist only on paper.

The football clubs' appeals to retain their licences to run profitable jackpot operations have been rejected by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and both will now begin winding down their fruit machine and football activities.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2018, with the headline 'Bulls, Jaguars in the wilderness as appeals fail'. Subscribe