Geylang International Football Club will no longer be playing their Group I matches on home soil following the Football Association of Singapore’s (FAS) decision to withdraw as host for Groups H and I of the AFC Cup 2021 Group Stage due to the evolving COVID-19 situation .
The Eagles were initially scheduled to play their Group I matches against Malaysia’s Terengganu FC, Filipino side Kaya FC-Iloilo and either Cambodia’s Visakha FC or East Timorese’s Lalenok United FC from June 29 to July 6, 2021 in Singapore.
“The FAS has been working with all parties to provide a safe environment for all participants of the tournament. However, the erratic COVID-19 situation regionally has made the inbound travel challenging for the overseas participating teams.
“In the interest of all the players, the officials and the local community, the FAS has decided not to host the AFC Cup 2021 Group Stage matches. The FAS would like to thank the AFC for its understanding and wishes it every success with the AFC Cup 2021,” said FAS in a statement.
The Eagles qualified for this season’s AFC Cup after finishing as the third-best local club in the Singapore Premier League last season and we will now await further details on where our AFC Cup matches will be played.