Tan set to help unleash the roar

Ex-Thai League top gun expected to take up post in project to lift Singapore football standard

Benjamin Tan has had stints with both the region's top league and the AFC.
Benjamin Tan has had stints with both the region's top league and the AFC.

The Unleash the Roar! national project aimed at lifting Singapore football standards with the goal of getting the Lions to the 2034 World Cup is set to unveil its first major signing in former Thai League deputy chief executive Benjamin Tan.

On Sunday, the 44-year-old Singaporean, who is also a Fifa and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) licensing consultant and match commissioner, announced on social media that he had called time on his stint in Thailand after five years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2021, with the headline 'Tan set to help unleash the roar'. Subscribe