SINGAPORE: South Africa, Australia, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Thailand, Mongolia, Iceland, New Zealand, Italy, Cameroon, Portugal and the Netherlands.The list of countries which 34-year-old David Low has visited reads like a traveller's dream. His usual itinerary, however, is a straightforward one: Eat, sleep, football, repeat.Here is a footballer who never played professionally in Singapore, but since 2007 has turned out in foreign leagues that no Singaporean had ventured to.The midfielder's career had taken him to five continents: Africa, Australia, North America, Europe and Asia. He has had to brave racist remarks and Malaria-transmitting mosquitoes, all because he had one goal in mind: To test himself as a footballer at the highest level possible."Football is my passion, I just fell in love with the game," said Low. "I wanted to challenge myself to be the best I could."OUT OF AFRICALow's love for the game blossomed on … [Read more...] about ‘I can never say no to football’: The Singaporean who played in five different continents
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CHUNCHEON, South Korea: As Son Heung-min's career takes off in England, his legacy is already taking shape in South Korea - at an innovative academy where ball control is king and shooting is frowned upon.The SON Football Academy in Son's native Chuncheon, run by his father Son Woong-jung, takes an unusual approach for South Korea where typically, training is strenuous and young players practise for up to eight hours a day.But the results of too much training too soon can be grim, says Son senior, a gifted former striker who had his career cut short by an injury he blames on overwork."Korea's football system is obsessed with winning ... so kids are exhausted from a young age," he told AFP.Determined not to let his son suffer the same fate, he kept him from joining a football team until the age of 14 and trained him on his own, focusing on fundamentals.So when his peers were playing 11 on 11, Asia's future superstar worked on mastering basic skills - ball control, dribbling and … [Read more...] about No pain, no strain: Korean football, the Son Heung-min way
SHOPEE shares some tips to organise the best football viewing party at home How is this not the most exciting time of the year? We have two major football games happening at the same time. While the Malaysia Football League (MFL) has just announced the teams that will be competing for the final of the Shopee FA Cup Malaysia on 7 July, the World Cup 2018 in Russia is also plaguing Malaysians with insomnia. For Shopee FA Cup fans, you can get your Buy 1 Free 1 tickets on the MFL's Official Shop on Shopee to enjoy the true experience of the final game. As for the World Cup, not all of us can take a long break to fly to Russia to watch the games, the flight itself is more than 14 hours from Kuala Lumpur to Moscow! So, what's the next best option? Easy! Organize your own viewing party at the comfort of your own home with family and friends and Shopee will guide you how. 1.I Gotta Feeling First, you need to set the right mood. Get your guests to come over wearing their favourite jerseys. … [Read more...] about Be The Best Host This Football Season, with Shopee!
SINGAPORE - MP Lee Bee Wah has denied claims in an online report that she gave instructions to the centre manager of Yishun Stadium to turn the facility's floodlights off at 9pm on April 10. Two of the stadium's four floodlights were turned off at about the 69th minute of a Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Centre of Excellence (COE) Under-19 match between FAS' U-19 side and Warriors FC. The match was abandoned thereafter. "I did not give instructions for the match to be stopped. I am waiting for the report and statement from Sport Singapore (SportSG) before deciding on my next course of action," Ms Lee, Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC, told The Straits Times on Monday (April 16). The Warriors had posted a statement on Facebook on April 10 saying that the match in question had been "suspended in the 69th minute due to floodlight failure". Ms Lee referred to that in her own Facebook post just after 3pm on Monday. She said: "An article by The Online Citizen (TOC) alleged that … [Read more...] about Football: MP Lee Bee Wah denies report that she instructed stadium’s lights to be turned off during match
Ahmed Kortem, 33, the coach and owner of ADZ Academy in Songkhla's Sadao district, said there were only three days left to locate the mother of Chaisak Thongchan to authorise a consent document so that his passport could be issued in time for his trip to England. Chaisak, 12, a fifth grader at Sangwalwit 2 School in Tambon Padang Bezar in Sadao, has been selected as one of 25 children from five southern border provinces to train in England. But Chaisak was abandoned by both parents, who have divorced, and lives with a relative of his father. Ahmed said the father, who lives in Khon Kaen, had already signed the consent form, but he had failed to locate the mother, Saowapha Himthong, a resident of Surat Thani. He said only three days were left and the boy could miss his chance to join the football academy in England. … [Read more...] about Footballer, 12, may miss chance to train in England as mother sought