Football: Hougang United chairman Bill Ng throws his hat into the FAS election ring

Hougang United chairman Bill Ng and Green Rubber Group chairman Vinod Sekhar displaying a new kit after signing an extension to the sponsorship deal at the club on Feb 15, 2017.
Hougang United chairman Bill Ng and Green Rubber Group chairman Vinod Sekhar displaying a new kit after signing an extension to the sponsorship deal at the club on Feb 15, 2017. PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

SINGAPORE - Bill Ng, chairman of S-League club Hougang United, has announced his intention to run in the upcoming Football Association of Singapore (FAS) election.

The 57-year-old said in a statement on Wednesday (March 15) evening: "Let's not kid ourselves, we loved the glory days because of the success, the icons that contributed to that success, and the way we achieved that success built the romance around the Singapore game.

"I would be honoured to bring that back, revitalise our game, and build a solid organisational foundation upon which to preserve and make our game better for our future generations."

Ng is playing his cards close to his chest and declined to name his nine-man slate to contest the election. The FAS has been given until May 31 by Fifa to conduct the polls.

However, current Tampines Rovers chairman Krishna Ramachandra had announced that he would be teaming up with the Hougang boss.

Facing the businessman is a team led by FAS provisional council president Lim Kia Tong, who can call upon current FAS vice-presidents Bernard Tan and Edwin Tong, along with former Tampines chairman Teo Hock Seng.

Ng added: "My team comprise of diverse backgrounds and training. We have proven track records in our own areas of expertise. I will lead them and together we can improve on the systems and processes in FAS. And with the full support and encouragement from the stakeholders, we will have a brighter future for Singapore."