Friday, November 20, 2009

Super Reds set to become local Yishun Reds

MediaCorp Today have reported S-League side Super Reds are set for a total overhaul.

The Yishun-based Korean club, which joined Singapore's premier domestic football competition in 2007 as its seventh foreign side, are planning on becoming a local club.

They have released 18 of their 20-strong squad of Korean players who featured in the Great Eastern-Yeo's S-League 2009, keeping only midfielder Seo Su Jong, 22, and 21-year-old forward Park Kang Jin.

Seo and Park scored eight and five goals, respectively, in the recently concluded season.

"We retained them because they are young and can contribute to Singapore football," Super Reds team manager Francis Lee told MediaCorp.

"They have been here for about three years, and maybe they could even represent the country one day."

Housed at the Yishun Stadium, the club are also considering changing their name to Yishun Reds.

Said Lee: "We have been here for three years, and as a club, we want to do more in terms of community outreach and play a bigger role in the development of Singapore football, and have more people living in the Yishun area support the team."

He added that club chairman Charlie Yoon, chief executive officer of the Super Reds' main sponsor QT Technologies, was committed to the change.

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