Football: Singapore coach Akbar Nawas joins I-League side Chennai City on two-year deal

Akbar Nawas (far right) on the touchlines during one of Chennai City's matches when he was the technical consultant but was in full charge of the team.
Akbar Nawas (far right) on the touchlines during one of Chennai City's matches when he was the technical consultant but was in full charge of the team.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/CHENNAI CITY
Akbar Nawas joins the likes of Noor Ali (Matsumoto Yamaga, Japan) and Firdaus Kassim (Muangthong United, Thailand) in the growing list of Singaporean coaches plying their trade abroad.
Akbar Nawas joins the likes of Noor Ali (Matsumoto Yamaga, Japan) and Firdaus Kassim (Muangthong United, Thailand) in the growing list of Singaporean coaches plying their trade abroad.PHOTO: ST FILE

The next time Akbar Nawas takes his place in the dugout, he will have to prepare a plan to stifle the talents of former Tottenham forward Robbie Keane while also pitting his tactical nous against the Irishman.

The Singaporean coach has signed a two-year contract with Chennai City, the top-tier I-League team who will take on player-manager Keane's Indian Super League (ISL) side ATK next Friday (March 16) in a qualifier for the inaugural Indian Super Cup. He replaces Indian V Soundararajan.

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