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Aleksandar Duric says 32-0 “should not happen”.

Jan 25, 2020

Former national striker Aleksandar Duric has said that a 32-0 scoreline “should not happen” in schools football.

He was referring to the 32-0 scoreline between Singapore Sports School and Assumption Pathway School in a National Schools Games preliminary ‘B’ Division football match.

“This kind of scoreline should not happen,” said Duric in quotes to Straits Times (ST).

“What can either team possibly learn from such a game?”

Former SingaporeSailing and Singapore Rugby Union president Low Teo Ping also expressed his unhappiness in a Facebook post.

He said, “Sports officials should be ashamed to have allowed this to happen.”

Duric, the principal of the ActiveSG Football Academy also questioned the objective of having the Singapore Sports School involved in the preliminary rounds.

“I don’t see why the Sports School, which every year is one of the strongest teams, has to play in the preliminary round,” he told ST.

“This is something that needs to be adjusted. I feel sorry for both the winning and losing players,” said the former national striker.

Another local coach who spoke to ST added that perhaps it was an issue with the competition format.

“The schools format is organised by the Ministry of Education and not the Football Association of Singapore (FAS). If the FAS or Sport Singapore has some say or organises the competition, I think we could see changes which mean scorelines like this will not happen.”

Photo: Aleksandar Duric Facebook 





2 thoughts on “Aleksandar Duric says 32-0 “should not happen”.”
  1. The coach has no moral principle. He thought his team by scoring 32, he will appointed as the SG Coach. It shows a disgrace to the SSS for such an attitude towards the game…..SSS being a sporting institution, should have trained the coach the sporting etiquettes.

  2. I remember in 1973 during the under 20 youth tournament at Farrer Park whereby S’pore Marbles FC (with almost three quarters of team comprising of National Youth players) under the former coach Mr. Choo Seng Quee will beat other teams by more 8 to 10 goals and one game at 23-0. Everytime when they play there will be a large crowd surrounding the field to watch them. Those were days.

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