Irfan Fandi kicks off anti-drug advocacy through football match with youth

Irfan Fandi (centre) in action during a friendly soccer match with Saturday Night Light (SNL) youth participants and Delta League Youth at Bishan Stadium on March 11, 2017.
Irfan Fandi (centre) in action during a friendly soccer match with Saturday Night Light (SNL) youth participants and Delta League Youth at Bishan Stadium on March 11, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Irfan Fandi warms up with Saturday Night Light (SNL) youth participants and Delta League Youth.
Irfan Fandi warms up with Saturday Night Light (SNL) youth participants and Delta League Youth.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Saturday (March 11) conducted its first community outreach programme with its newly appointed anti-drug advocate Irfan Fandi.

Irfan, in collaboration with SportCares Foundation (SportCares), the philanthropic arm of Sport Singapore, made a special appearance at SportCares Saturday Night Lights (SNL), a pro-social football programme for young people.

Irfan, the son of Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad, joined 50 SportCares youth at Bishan Stadium on Saturday evening for games and activities and shared with them the importance of leading a healthy, purposeful life.

He also took part in a friendly football match with the boys category 1 winners from the Delta League 2016.

"I am happy to be the (Anti-drug) advocate for this event. It is a big step for me. As a footballer here (in Singapore), I can (show) youth that I am not taking drugs, and they should not as well," he said.