07 Jan '12, 3am

Fans are needed. Otherwise, it will be tough.

SINGAPORE - The average attendance in the Great Eastern-Yeo's S-League last year was at an all-time low of around 957 per match. With the 17th season of the competition set to get underway in a month's time, the biggest priority for new S-League CEO Lim Chin and deputy CEO Johann Gouttefangeas is to woo the fans back to stadiums. Both men were introduced in their new posts yesterday by Football Association of Singapore (FAS) president Zainudin Nordin. While former FAS president Prof Ho Peng Kee said in 2005 that he hoped to raise the average to 5,000 fans per match over the next decade, neither Lim nor Gouttefangeas revealed any target for attendance figures, either in the short term or in the long run. Addressing the issue, Zainudin said such figures will only be available when the S-League Strategic Business Unit's Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are finalised in the c...

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