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Football: ST Young Athlete of the Year Justin Hui is 'talented' and can go far, says U-23 coach Fandi Ahmad

Justin Hui's decision to pursue a career as a professional footballer has raised some eyebrows, especially since his mother, Lillian, is a teacher. But he has an ardent fan in his football-mad father, Patrick.
Justin Hui's decision to pursue a career as a professional footballer has raised some eyebrows, especially since his mother, Lillian, is a teacher. But he has an ardent fan in his football-mad father, Patrick.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

ST Young Athlete of the Year can go far if he becomes stronger, says U-23 coach

Over a dozen trophies are displayed neatly at the top of a cabinet in footballer Justin Hui's room in his Punggol flat.

One, however, sits proudly on his desk. It is the inaugural The Straits Times Young Athlete of the Year award which he won last Tuesday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2018, with the headline 'Justin has a lot of talent: Fandi'. Print Edition | Subscribe