Following the inspection, feedback was shared with the Football Association of Singapore on how local clubs can improve so as to meet the Asian Football Confederation's standards
A five-man delegation from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) were in Singapore from August 19 to 23 to assess the S.League's application for the Asian Champions League (ACL).
The inspection was conducted by the Special Mission Team (SMT) led by Steve Kim Tae Hyung, and began with a meeting with Football Association of Singapore (FAS) representatives.
The SMT then visited the home grounds of all the local clubs to assess whether their grounds were adequate enough to host ACL games.
Currently, S.League clubs are not participating in the 2012 ACL as Singapore did not gather the required 600 points needed to participate in it.
Instead, clubs from the domestic league were allocated slots in the AFC Cup, the lower-tiered regional competition.
Singapore's only participation in the ACL came back in 2009 and 2010, with then SAFFC (now Warriors FC) representing us. They drew once against Shanghai Shenhua in 2009 and lost the other five games, before managing a victory and a draw in 2010 against Henan Construction, although they finished in third place after losing the other four games.
Following the end of the inspection, the delegation met with FAS officials, including S-League CEO Lim Chin, to provide feedback upon how the S-League could be improved so as to compete on an international level.