Singapore returns to Malaysian football

After a lapse of 17 years, Singapore will be playing in the Malaysian Super League (MSL) with their Under-23 squad – Singapore Young Lions – playing in the top flight of the 14-team Super League.

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) deputy president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah announced the new collaboration between the FAM and the FA of Singapore (FAS), after a signing ceremony at the Wisma FAM in Kelana Jaya Tuesday.

Under the four-year agreement between the two countries, the Singapore Young Lions will be playing in the MSL while the Malaysian Harimau Muda A squad under coach Ong Kim Swee will be playing in the S-League.

The Young Lions are set to to include five senior players, including foreign signings, while the Malaysian Harimau Muda A squad will not be fielding any foreign players.

Tengku Abdullah said he hoped that the spark between the two nations would revive the rivalry that everyone remembered of the glory days.

“We hope to rekindle the glory days of the past shared between Malaysia and Singapore, when they made waves in the Malaysia Cup competition,” he added.

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