21 Oct '11, 4am

Money dispute ruins Singapore footballers' dreams #Singapore

The 23 young Singapore footballers training in Italy returned home on Thursday after a two-month stint at the Genova School of International Soccer (GISS). What started out so brightly for the youths quickly turned into a fiasco as a money dispute took centre stage after the Sembawang Soccer Academy (SSA ) failed to keep its end of the deal to pay the GISS half of the total amount of S$656,000 for the four-month programme, reported The Straits Times . The payments had been due on 22 July and 22 September, as stated in a 10-month contract worth almost S$1.4 million. The SSA also owes the players and their parents about S$115,000. The GISS sent a letter of demand to the SSA through their lawyer in Singapore, Gloria James-Civetta , last Friday. The school requested the SSA to fork out the outstanding sum of more than S$314,000, failing which legal action will be taken against...

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