Financial boost for his dream

Ilhan, the third of Fandi Ahmad's four sons, moved to England last September. He is a Year 10-11 student in Queen Ethelburga's College's Performance Sports Programme and he plays for its Under-15 and U-18 teams. He also trains with York-based i2i Foo
Ilhan, the third of Fandi Ahmad's four sons, moved to England last September. He is a Year 10-11 student in Queen Ethelburga's College's Performance Sports Programme and he plays for its Under-15 and U-18 teams. He also trains with York-based i2i Football Academy.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ ILHANFA

Ilhan will receive a special six-figure grant at SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship ceremony today

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 01, 2018, with the headline 'Financial boost for his dream'. Print Edition | Subscribe