FAS Elections: Lim Kia Tong, Bill Ng’s teams officially cleared for contest
SINGAPORE – The two teams contesting the inaugural Football Association of Singapore (FAS) elections were officially confirmed on Tuesday (Apr 18) afternoon, with both nine-member slates of Team LKT and Team Game Changers cleared for the polls.
Former FAS vice-president Lim Kia Tong, spearheading LKT, will go head-to-head with Hougang United chairman Bill Ng, leader of Game Changers, for the presidency, which will be decided on April 29.
“The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) confirms that the following candidates have qualified to contest in the Election of the FAS Council for the term 2017 – 2021 on 29 April 2017,” the FAS said in press statement.
The names of all the candidates on both slates were listed, along with the 14 others contesting on an individual basis for the six council member positions. A total of 32 candidates will contest the election.
An initial 34 candidates had submitted forms to contest in the elections by the March 25 deadline, with four individual candidates failing the requisite checks. A fifth individual candidate, Moklas Ma’arof, withdrew his nomination.
Of the four who failed, three succeeded in their appeals – Lai Boon Teck, Jeffrey Sim and Kumar Appavoo. The first two are contesting under the Game Changers’ flag, while Kumar has no affiliation. The fourth candidate, Suresh Nair, who was affiliated to Game Changers, appealed but did not get the green light.
Only four out of the 14 individual candidates will be running under Game Changers’ banner, as opposed to six for Team LKT. The other four are independents.
The elections will take place at the Sport Singapore (Black Box) Auditorium at the Singapore Sports Hub.
FULL LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR FAS ELECTIONS
PRESIDENT - NG ENG TIONG
DEPUTY PRESIDENT - LAU KOK KENG
VICE PRESIDENT - ANNABEL MARION DILLON NEE PENNEFATHER
VICE PRESIDENT - MURALI KRISHNA RAMACHANDRA
VICE PRESIDENT - TEOH CHIN SIM
VICE PRESIDENT - MUHAMMAD ZAKI BIN MA’AROF
COUNCIL MEMBER - HARMAN BIN ALI
COUNCIL MEMBER - ABDUL SAMAT BIN MOHAMED ALI
COUNCIL MEMBER - WONG WENG CHONG CHRISTOPHER GERARD
PRESIDENT - LIM KIA TONG
DEPUTY PRESIDENT - TAN KOK KIANG BERNARD RICHARD
VICE PRESIDENT - TONG CHUN FAI EDWIN CHARLES
VICE PRESIDENT - THAVANESON SELVARATNAM
VICE PRESIDENT - TEO HOCK SENG
VICE PRESIDENT - RAZALI BIN MD SA’AD
COUNCIL MEMBER - DINESH NAIR
COUNCIL MEMBER - LI XIAODONG
COUNCIL MEMBER - MOHAMMAD DARWIN BIN JALIL
ADRIAN QUEK HOCK SENG, EDWARD LIU CHOON SAN, FOO SAY PENG, KUMAR S/O APPAVOO, LAI BOON TECK, LIM MAN TING JAMES, LIM TONG HAI, MOHAMAD YAKOB BIN HASHIM, MOHAMED SHAHRI BIN ABD RAHIM, MUHAMED RIZAL BIN RASUDIN, SHARDA PARVIN BINTE AB LATIFF, SIM CHIN CHYE JEFFREY EDWIN, TAN GEE HOW SEBASTIAN, TEO BAN SENG