Football: Fandi Ahmad's son Ilhan to get special six-figure grant to pursue pro dream

Ilhan, the third of Fandi's four sons, is a Year 10-11 student in QE's Performance Sports Programme, plays for its Under-15 and U-18 teams, and also trains with York-based i2i Football Academy.
Ilhan, the third of Fandi's four sons, is a Year 10-11 student in QE's Performance Sports Programme, plays for its Under-15 and U-18 teams, and also trains with York-based i2i Football Academy.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ILHANFA

SINGAPORE - His dream of becoming a professional footballer may still be years away, but Ilhan Fandi will receive his first big pay cheque today.

The 15-year-old attacking midfielder's father, local football legend Fandi Ahmad, will represent the teenager to receive the first-ever Special Development Grant at the Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF)-Peter Lim Scholarship ceremony at the ITE College Central this afternoon.

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