ST Sports Talk Podcast: No Suzuki Cup win, now no coach, so what's next for Lions?

Singapore coach Tatsuma Yoshida, Football Association of Singapore president Lim Kia Tong and general secretary Yazeen Buhari at the media conference at Jalan Besar Stadium, 28 Dec 2021.
Singapore coach Tatsuma Yoshida, Football Association of Singapore president Lim Kia Tong and general secretary Yazeen Buhari at the media conference at Jalan Besar Stadium, 28 Dec 2021. PHOTO: ST

Synopsis: The Straits Times tackles the biggest sports talking points every month.

The national team galvanised football fans with their never-say-die spirit even as they went down to a 5-3 aggregate defeat by Indonesia in the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup.

But less than 72 hours later came the bombshell: their coach, Tatsuma Yoshida, was leaving a year before his contract was due, to be closer to his family.

ST sports correspondents Sazali Abdul Aziz and David Lee, and sports reporter Deepanraj Ganesan, discuss where the Lions and the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) go from here.

Highlights (click/tap above):

00:55 What to make of the Suzuki Cup exit and fallout

05:36 How does FAS replace Yoshida?

10:55 Have the Lions regained their supporters’ faith?

13:21 What we hope to see for Singapore football in 2022

Read more: https://str.sg/wYkM

Produced by: Penelope Lee

Edited by: Penelope Lee & Hadyu Rahim

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