Ex-Malaysia Cup star Abbas Saad reflects on rollercoaster football journey: ST Sports Talk Ep 130

  • 18 May 2021

ST Sports Talk Ep 130: Ex-Malaysia Cup star Abbas Saad reflects on rollercoaster football journey 7:22 mins Synopsis: The Straits Times tackles the biggest sports talking points every month. In this episode, sports correspondent David Lee talks to Singapore's former Malaysia Cup star Abbas Saad, who is in town to undergo the Asian Football Confederation Pro Licence course. Abbas talks about how he was affected by the sensational match-fixing case in which he was convicted and received a lifetime ban from football-related activities in Singapore, which was later rescinded. He also shares who he thinks are the current Singapore players that could have made it to his 1994 M-League and Malaysia Cup-winning Lions team. They discuss: Abbas' best memories of his Malaysia Cup adventures with Singapore  (0:50) How he felt after receiving the ban (1:55) The meeting with fugitive and former Lions team-mate Michal Vana, a key figure in the match-fixing case (3:39) Players in the Singapore Premier League who excite him (5:28) His message to local footballers and fans (6:08) Produced by: David Lee (davidlee@sph.com.sg) & ST Video team Edited by: Aleemah Basirah Subscribe to the ST Sports Talk podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWRE Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWRa Spotify: https://str.sg/JW6N Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/JX88  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow David Lee on Twitter: https://str.sg/JvnQ Read his stories: https://str.sg/Jvnm --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts:  http://bt.sg/podcasts Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.