Football: Warriors banned from hiring foreign personnel

MOM slaps second work pass ban after employee complains of late wage payment

Warriors FC forward Gabriel Quak (in red) vying with Geylang International's Firdaus Kasman during a Singapore Premier League match last month. The Warriors are bottom of the standings, behind the Young Lions on goal difference. PHOTO: SINGAPORE PREM
Warriors FC forward Gabriel Quak (in red) vying with Geylang International's Firdaus Kasman during a Singapore Premier League match last month. The Warriors are bottom of the standings, behind the Young Lions on goal difference. PHOTO: SINGAPORE PREMIER LEAGUE

For the second time in eight months, Singapore Premier League (SPL) club Warriors FC have had their work pass privileges suspended by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for violating the Employment Act.

This means the Warriors, who have won the league a record nine times although their last championship was in 2014, are barred from making any foreign hires until the suspension is lifted. Their current imports are not affected.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2019, with the headline 'Warriors banned from hiring foreign personnel'. Print Edition | Subscribe