Football: Hougang coach Firdaus goes from computer gamer to real-life football manager

Football simulation game Championship Manager had piqued Hougang United coach Firdaus Kassim's interest in tactics and training when he was a teenager. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE – As an 11-year-old, Firdaus Kassim would spend hours every weekend playing the latest edition of Championship Manager (CM) on his computer.

What started as recreation with the football simulation game has progressed to real-life management for the 35-year-old, who has been appointed Hougang United’s head coach this season.

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