A Singaporean fan of local football, Mr Paul Anthony Soh, started a petition on change.org asking for the entire Football Association of Singapore to resign.
The petition has since garnered about 637 signatures and is more than halfway towards reaching its 1,000-signature mark.
Soh said in his petition that Singapore fans have watched the team win the 2003-2004 Tiger Cup and the 2012’s renamed iteration of the competition, the Suzuki Cup.
But ever since then, Singapore football has achieved nothing else.
He highlighted the under-23s team’s humiliation at the recent SEA Games, where the team drew one and lost the rest of their matches in the group stages, culminating in a 7-0 record-breaking defeat to Malaysia.
He implored the FAS to dissolve itself and said that Singapore football is dying, and urged them to save it by stepping down.
We, the citizens of the republic of Singapore, have witnessed countless years of ups and downs for Singapore football. Our highs include winning of 2003-2004 AFF Championship, 2012’s Suzuki Cup. However we have not achieved anything else at all since.
But our recent lows include an all-time low campaign of the SEA Games 2023. To call it abysmal is an understatement, especially by exiting the group stages without a sinoh yagle win, and a 7-0 drubbing.
Currently the goal for the current board members of the Football Association of Singapore includes qualifying for the World Cup in 2034. However in view of the recent campaigns, and with our position of world football at a measly 158, we citizens are extremely doubtful that we could even live to see this happen, let alone qualifying in 2034.
As such, we write to implore the Football Association of Singapore to completely dissolve itself of all of its top members. Formed largely of government members without having adequate expertise, if any at all, on anything related to the sport. We would really want gurus and true experts that know the ins and outs of Singapore Football.
Our football is a dying sport. To the Football Association of Singapore, please save it by performing this difficult act of stepping down. To recently step down the Young Lions from competing internationally again is not the way to go where the problem itself lies at the top of Singapore’s “Football” Hierarchy that has been at the helm for the last decade. Only a complete re-formation of an all new FAS is necessary to move forward.