Football: More foreign teams and foreign players could be quick fix to raise standards in SPL

BG Pathum United CEO Supasin Leelarit (left) met FAS acting president Bernard Tan and various local football officials in early March. PHOTO: BERNARD TAN/INSTAGRAM
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SINGAPORE – To raise the Singapore Premier League’s standards, the Unleash the Roar! (UTR) project is exploring the possibility of adding more foreign teams and increasing the number of imports in each side, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth Eric Chua.

While much of the focus in the first two years has been on revamping and rejuvenating the youth football structure, Mr Chua, who is also the UTR’s executive committee chairman, believes that the SPL also plays an important role in ensuring the initiative’s success.

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