FAS hosts inaugural VAR study tour for FAM, MFL and Astro representatives
FAS General Secretary Yazeen Buhari addressing the Malaysian delegation, 23 June 2023
SINGAPORE, 26 JUNE 2023 – The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) hosted a delegation from the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) last week for a study of the implementation of the video assistant referee (VAR) system in the Singapore Premier League competition.
The Malaysian delegation that included representatives from the Malaysian Football League (MFL) and Malaysian broadcaster, Astro were welcomed by the acting President of FAS, Bernard Tan and FAS General Secretary Yazeen Buhari for the two day event held from 23 June to 24 June 2023 at the headquarters of the FAS at Jalan Besar Stadium.
The study tour came about because of the proposed implementation of the VAR system in the MFL. Being a close partner of the FAM as well as already having the VAR technology in place in its domestic professional league, the FAS was chosen for the study to assist the FAM in their study of the management and challenges arising from the implementation of VAR in the Singapore Premier League.