The recent failure of our SEA Games squad to get past the Group stage confirms this - the majority of its players came from the Garena Young Lions. The abject performance is blamed on the lack of physical fitness, tactical awareness, team play and ability to score goals. This is despite year-round exposure to top-level S-League football. It is time to scrap the Young Lions' S-League team.
Centre-back Irfan Fandi, the son of popular footballer Fandi Ahmad, has struck out against Singapore fans for their constant criticism, which he claims has affected the Singapore South East Asian (SEA) Games Team.