S’pore national football team to be renamed Lee Kuan Yew-nited

Posted on 18 March 2015

In honour of our founding father.

Team Lee Kuan Yew-nited

Team Lee Kuan Yew-nited

In honour of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew and to make sure he is always accessible and in the public’s consciousness, the national football team will be renamed Lee Kuan Yew-united from this year as part of SG50 celebrations.

Sports Minister, Lia Boh Kiu, said the change in name is highly appropriate as it pays homage to the most impressive man in Singapore who has the abilities of 11 men combined: “The hope is for the Lee Kuan Yew-nited players to draw strength from the new name as he is known as a fiercely competitive person.”

“Especially when we play against the Malaysians, because there was a time when people said we won’t make it, but we did. So we need to keep that in mind.”

Singaporeans from all walks of life said they prefer Lee Kuan Yew-nited as a team name because it rolls off the tongue more easily than Lions or Team Singapore.

Lai Chiu Kwa, a local song composer, said he has even managed to come up with a sports chant featuring the new football team name that will inspire: “I think it is pre-ordained and destined that Lee Kuan Yew’s name ends with a ‘Yew’, which makes it easy to transform into ‘Yew-nited’ as in ‘Manchester United’.”

“So, this sports chant I came up with will enable all Singaporeans to unite and lift our spirits, keeping in mind our racial differences.”

“This is how it goes.”

“Lee Kuan Yew, lai tak kiu,
Tng lang, Indian, Melayu
We All Love Yew!
Even Yew-rasians!


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