FAS election 2017

Timeline in lead-up to notice


Football's world governing body Fifa asks the FAS to review its processes and move towards a full election of its council members. The FAS seeks to amend its charter because the previous practice of having the Government appoint the association's leaders contravenes Fifa's rules.

SEPT 24, 2016

The FAS annual general meeting is held. However, the adoption of the new constitution is removed from the agenda, as some of its 46 affiliate members had requested more time to discuss the proposed constitutional changes.


An extraordinary general meeting is held. A revised constitution is unanimously approved by the 38 members who are present.

NOV 15

The current term for office bearers expires. A seven-member provisional council is formed by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, which oversees sport. The provisional council is led by interim president Lim Kia Tong. It will oversee the FAS until at least March 31, although this could stretch till the election takes place.

MARCH 9, 2017

At the Committee of Supply debate, the MCCY urges the FAS to hold its election soon.


The FAS sets April 29 as the polling date.

Alvin Chia

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 19, 2017, with the headline 'Timeline in lead-up to notice'. Print Edition | Subscribe