AFF Suzuki Cup 2018

More hard work lies ahead: Fandi

Fandi Ahmad at training last week in Bangkok before Sunday's final AFF Cup group game. He stressed that it was important for the Lions, who did not make the semi-finals, to train regularly together as a team.
Fandi Ahmad at training last week in Bangkok before Sunday's final AFF Cup group game. He stressed that it was important for the Lions, who did not make the semi-finals, to train regularly together as a team.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Coach calls for further youth focus, stronger SPL and a relook at the foreign talent scheme

The grit was gratifying but the gulf was evident.

The Lions are still reeling from a third straight group-stage exit at the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup after a sobering 3-0 defeat by Thailand on Sunday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2018, with the headline 'More hard work lies ahead: Fandi'. Print Edition | Subscribe