No challenge expected at FAS elections but new faces expected in Lim Kia Tong’s line-up.
The Singapore football fraternity will have a chance to decide who leads the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) when it holds its elections on 28 April at the Orchard Hotel.
While there were indications that a challenge would have been mounted by leaders of a few Singapore Football League sides, it is expected that there will be no challenge to the team to be led by Lim Kia Tong, the incumbent President.
All eyes are now on what changes Lim makes to his slate of nine candidates.
The FAS office bearers comprise a slate of nine – a president, deputy president, four vice-presidents and three council members – and six council members who are elected individually.
Sources close to TMSG have indicated that Lim’s team could see a few new faces, with the possibility of Tampines Rovers chairman Desmond Ong being involved in the slate of nine.
Former Geylang International chairman Ben Teng, who currently the advisor of the Eagles, is also another new face expected to be involved in Lim’s team.
Another potential new face in Lim’s lineup is Kaki Bukit Sports Club president Zaki Maarof, who stood alongside Bill Ng as part of Team Game Changers at the last elections for office bearers in 2017.
It is unknown if current office bearers Lim Tong Hai and Razali Saad will be involved in the elections as both are currently full-time paid staff of Sport Singapore.
40 affiliates will decide the list of office bearers to lead the FAS till 2025.
Candidates need to submit their nominations by 29 March, and all candidates who qualify will be made known on 18 April.