Right man to take football to new heights

I attended a special memorial for the late Nadesan Ganesan, former Football Association of Singapore (FAS) chairman, at the Singapore Indian Association in Balestier Road recently ("The man who made Kallang Roar dies"; July 2).

Former FAS executive secretary Steven Tan delivered a short but passionate eulogy.

He brought out the true personality of an affable man.

He said that Mr Ganesan had always worked hard for football, and that he always had football's best interests at heart.

Mr Tan added that total commitment, charisma and sound knowledge of the game were the hallmarks of Mr Ganesan, who took football from the pits to the pinnacle.

The FAS should rope in Mr Tan, who still has the drive and energy to contribute to the development of the game in Singapore.

With a wealth of experience, he is the perfect candidate to continue Mr Ganesan's legacy.

Mr Tan knows how to get respect out of players and how to get the best out of them.

I am confident that Mr Tan, with his passion for the game and having fans' interests at heart, has what it takes to step up to the highest office in Singapore football and lead successfully.

A. Thiyaga Raju