Are 16-year-olds in the Singapore Premier League good for local football?

Albirex Niigata’s Kazuki Hashioka (left) in action against Young Lions’ Raoul Suhaimi during a Singapore Premier League match at Jurong East Stadium, on May 15, 2021. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
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SINGAPORE - The faces in the Singapore Premier League (SPL) this season are getting younger but not everyone is happy about the youthfulness of the competition formed 25 years ago.

Young Lions full-back Raoul Suhaimi made history on May 15 by becoming the youngest SPL player at 15 years and 239 days when he started in the 2-1 defeat to Albirex Niigata.

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