After a quarter of a century, Singapore football finally has its first privatised professional club.

In an exclusive interview with The Straits Times, billionaire Forrest Li revealed he will helm the Lion City Sailors Football Club, a new private entity that will replace two-time champions Home United in the Singapore Premier League (SPL).

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Lion City Sailors are Singapore’s first privatised football club (Yahoo)

The Singapore Premier League (SPL) will see its first privatised professional football club, when the Lion City Sailors FC – formerly known as Home United – make their debut in the new season later this month.

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Shopee’s parent company buys Home United, renames it ‘Lion City Sailors’ (Mothership)

Sea, which is the parent company of Shopee, Garena, and SeaMoney, is assuming 100 per cent ownership of Singapore Premier League club, Home United.

They will also be changing their name to Lion City Sailors.

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