More teenage footballers in Singapore Premier League - good or bad? - ST Sports Talk Ep 133

  • 11 Jun 2021

ST Sports Talk Ep 133: More teenage footballers in Singapore Premier League - good or bad? 19:47 mins Synopsis: ST Sports Talk is The Straits Times' monthly sports podcast. In this episode, sports reporter Deepanraj Ganesan hosts Young Lions head coach Philippe Aw and former youth coach Khairul Asyraf to talk about the emergence of 15-17 year-old footballers in the Singapore Premier League. Aw and Khairul discuss if this trend will benefit Singapore football or if it's a sign of trouble. They discuss the following: How some of these teenage footballers are assessed to be ready for professional football (1:18) Is the emergence of a 15-year-old in the SPL a sign of the decline in standard of the league (5:55) The benefits of giving young footballers an early debut (10:40) Why this trend may show a fault in the structure of youth development in Singapore football (12:25) Produced by: Deepan Ganesan ( and Sazali Abdul Aziz   Edited by: Aleemah Basirah  Subscribe to the ST Sports Talk podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: Apple Podcasts: Spotify: Google Podcasts:  Website: Feedback to:  Read Deepan Ganesan's stories: --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: Green Pulse Podcast: Health Check Podcast: Life Weekend Picks Podcast: #PopVultures Podcast: Bookmark This! Podcast: Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: Discover BT Podcasts: Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts!   See for privacy information.