Football: Lim Kia Tong and Bill Ng submit teams of 15 for FAS election

The Football Association of Singapore's (FAS) inaugural election will be contested by two teams of 15 led by Lim Kia Tong (left) and Bill Ng.
The Football Association of Singapore's (FAS) inaugural election will be contested by two teams of 15 led by Lim Kia Tong (left) and Bill Ng.PHOTO: ST FILE / BILL NG

SINGAPORE - The Football Association of Singapore's (FAS) inaugural election will be contested by two teams of 15 led by Lim Kia Tong and Bill Ng.

Four other independent candidates will also challenge for a seat on the council.

After the deadline for nominations closed at 6pm on Saturday (March 25), the FAS released the list of names of the electoral candidates.

FAS provisional council president Lim, 64, leads a slate of nine called Team LKT to contest the senior positions on the council.

The rest of the nominees on his slate are - Deputy president post: Bernard Tan (chief marketing officer at ST Engineering)

Vice-presidents: Teo Hock Seng (Komoco Motors' group managing director), Edwin Tong (lawyer and an MP for for Marine Parade GRC), S. Thavaneson (Balestier Khalsa chairman), Razali Saad (former national captain)

Council members (slate): Dinesh Nair (FAS medical committee chairman), Forrest Li (founder of online gaming portal Garena) and Darwin Jalil (team manager of National Football League Division 1 club Eunos Crescent).

The other members of his team contesting the six individual council member positions up for grabs are: Lim Tong Hai (former Lions skipper), Sharda Parvin (Tanjong Pagar United women's player), Michael Foo (People's Association director), Rizal Rasudin (chairman of NFL Division 2 club Admiralty CSC), Kelvin Teo (chief executive officer of Sembcorp Development) and Yakob Hashim (coach of NFL Division 1 club Yishun Sentek Mariners).

The 57-year-old Ng's team are called Game Changers.

The positions they are contesting are:

Deputy president: Lau Kok Keng (former Geylang International vice-chairman)

Vice-presidents: Annabel Pennefather (Singapore National Olympic Council vice-president), Dr Teoh Chin Sim ( Team Singapore chief medical officer at the 2015 SEA Games), Krishna Ramachandra (Tampines Rovers chairman), Zaki Ma'arof (chief of NFL Division 2 club Kaki Bukit SC)

Council (slate): Harman Ali (chief of NFL Division 2 club GFA Victoria), Samat Allapitchay (captain of 1977 Malaysia Cup winning team) and Christopher Wong (Tampines Rovers vice-chairman).

Council members (individuals) are: Adrian Quek (former Geylang International general manager), Lai Boon Teck (former Fifa referee), Shahri Rahim (former national goalkeeper), Moklas Ma'arof (secretary of NFL Division 2 club Kembangan United), Jeffrey Sim (treasurer of Hougang United) and Suresh Nair (former journalist and referee instructor).

There are also four independents not affiliated to either team who will run as individuals - Edward Liu, Kumar Appavoo, James Lim and Sebastian Tan.

The FAS will hold its election on April 29.