Football: Former Lion Kadir Yahaya joins Tampines Rovers as adviser, to guide coach-in-waiting Gavin Lee

Kadir Yahaya, who has been coaching St Joseph's Institution since 2012, had stayed away from the professional game apart from a brief spell as an assistant to Aide Iskandar in the 2015 SEA Games team.
Kadir Yahaya, who has been coaching St Joseph's Institution since 2012, had stayed away from the professional game apart from a brief spell as an assistant to Aide Iskandar in the 2015 SEA Games team.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - In a coaching reshuffle for next season's Singapore Premier League (SPL), Tampines Rovers will be guided by one of Singapore's most respected football tacticians in tandem with a promising young coach.

Kadir Yahaya, who led the Republic to a bronze at the 2010 Youth Olympics, will be an adviser to the Stags and with him on the bench will be new head coach-in-waiting Gavin Lee, who takes over from German Jurgen Raab. Tampines' recently retired captain Fahrudin Mustafic will also join the backroom staff as an assistant coach.

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