Team Singapore

Stange better but...

The good news is, Singapore football coach Bernd Stange is recovering from a viral fever and his temperature has gone down.

The bad news - the 66-year-old German may not recover in time to travel with the Singapore Under-23s to Incheon, South Korea, on Thursday for the Asian Games.

Depending on the doctor's advice, Stange could be back at work as soon as tonight to take charge of the Lions' friendly with Hong Kong, or miss out on the whole week, according to sources, including Singapore's first Asian Games match against Tajikistan on Sunday because he needs more rest.

National assistant coach Aide Iskandar said told TNP yesterday: "We'll have to see his condition day by day.

"His temperature has gone down but he is not fully fit, yet.

"We hope he will be available for our matches and we will heed the doctor's advice."