Football: FAS and S-League to raise funds for former FAS chairman N. Ganesan

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) and the S-League are raising funds for former FAS chairman N. Ganesan.

The 80-year-old suffered a stroke in 2011 and has been confined to a nursing home in Bukit Timah since. A group of his friends, who call themselves "Friends of Ganesan", are raising money for his nursing home bills. A futsal tournament was organised last month and a golf day will be held tomorrow (April 19).

The FAS and S-League said they have partnered with the "Friends of Ganesan" group in its fund-raising campaign.

A portion of the gate receipts for Saturday's Malaysian Super League game between the LionsXII and ATM will be donated to a trust fund, set up and administered by the "Friends of Ganesan" group.

In addition, from April 25 to May 17, each local S-League club will also contribute a portion of the gate receipts from their home games to the same trust fund.

Ganesan helmed the FAS from 1974 to 1981, a period that saw Singapore win two Malaysia Cups (1977 and 1980). He is widely credited for creating the Kallang Roar when he decided in 1974 to switch Malaysia Cup home games from Jalan Besar Stadium to Kallang.