Pressure is part of my life: Fandi

Ahead of his first official match serving as interim national coach, Fandi Ahmad talks about dealing with pressure and his motivations behind taking on the new role.
Fandi Ahmad keeping a close watch on his players during training as Singapore prepare to play Mauritius on Friday in the build-up to the AFF Suzuki Cup in November. The friendly match will be Fandi's first since being appointed interim national coach
Fandi Ahmad keeping a close watch on his players during training as Singapore prepare to play Mauritius on Friday in the build-up to the AFF Suzuki Cup in November. The friendly match will be Fandi's first since being appointed interim national coach.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

He is unfazed by task ahead of first game as former S'pore coaches back him to succeed

He burst into prominence at the age of 16 and, 40 years on, Fandi Ahmad is still carrying the expectations of the nation.

This time, as national team head coach and Football Association of Singapore (FAS) head coach of youth - the two hottest seats in local sport.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 05, 2018, with the headline 'Pressure is part of my life: Fandi'. Print Edition | Subscribe