Reclaiming gold is Aoyogi's task

S'pore water polo get 1st Japanese coach to adopt new philosophy, win SEA Games title

The Singapore men's water polo team's 27-gold streak came to an end at the 2019 SEA Games. It is hoped Kan Aoyogi can implement a counter-attacking style, while an Asian Games medal is also on the agenda.
The Singapore men's water polo team's 27-gold streak came to an end at the 2019 SEA Games. It is hoped Kan Aoyogi can implement a counter-attacking style, while an Asian Games medal is also on the agenda.LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE PHOTO
The Singapore men's water polo team's 27-gold streak came to an end at the 2019 SEA Games. It is hoped Kan Aoyogi can implement a counter-attacking style, while an Asian Games medal is also on the agenda.
Kan Aoyogi

Twelve months after losing their SEA Games crown in the Philippines, the Singapore men's water polo team will be parting ways with their coach of four years Dejan Milakovic.

The Serb will be replaced by former Japan national captain Kan Aoyogi, who will take over in March. This comes shortly after the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) appointed Australian Paul Oberman as its water polo technical director this month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 14, 2021, with the headline 'Reclaiming gold is Aoyogi's task'. Print Edition | Subscribe