Reduced SPL purse offset by less severe cuts to funding

Albirex Niigata players in action against Tampines Rovers during a Singapore Premier League match at Our Tampines Hub Stadium, on May 20, 2018.
Albirex Niigata players in action against Tampines Rovers during a Singapore Premier League match at Our Tampines Hub Stadium, on May 20, 2018.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

The first Singapore Premier League (SPL) champions will receive $150,000 in prize money, which is $100,000 less than what Japanese club Albirex Niigata collected for winning the S-League title last year.

Prize money for the runners-up ($80,000) and third-($40,000) and fourth-placed ($20,000) teams will also be reduced, while the bottom five in the nine-team competition will end the season empty-handed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2018, with the headline 'Reduced SPL purse offset by less severe cuts to funding'. Print Edition | Subscribe