18 Nov '11, 2am

S-League lifts S$10,000 salary cap on foreign players. Is this the start of million-dollar signings?

SINGAPORE - To inject greater excitement into the S-League, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) has eased rules on the hiring of foreign players by clubs for the coming season - including lifting the S$10,000 monthly salary cap for a marquee foreign signing. The FAS will also relax restrictions placed on clubs eyeing its S$110,000 subsidy for two young foreign players. The FAS will provide an additional subsidy for clubs to sign a foreign player for their Prime League (under-23) squad. In total, clubs can sign up to six foreign players, but only four will be allowed to play at any time. Next year, the S-League - which is already suffering from poor attendance figures - could lose some of its homegrown talents following the revival of the Lions' participation in the Malaysia Cup and Malaysian Super League. While the S-League will be boosted by the presence of a Mala...

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