Athletics: Singapore Athletics hit by two more resignations with coaches Melvin Tan and Hamkah Afik joining Margaret Oh out the door

Hamkah Afik and Melvin Tan, who took charge of the national women's and men's relay teams last January, had contracts until 2021.
Hamkah Afik and Melvin Tan, who took charge of the national women's and men's relay teams last January, had contracts until 2021.ST FILE PHOTO

Tan cites 'external interference' for exit while Hamkah says he cannot take the sport further

Over two weeks after Singapore Athletics (SA) was lambasted by the authorities for infighting, the national sports association has hit yet another hurdle with national relay coaches Melvin Tan and Hamkah Afik resigning from their posts.

Both took charge of the women's and men's relay teams respectively last January and their contracts were slated to run till 2021. Tan's last day of work was yesterday while Hamkah will leave early this month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 01, 2020, with the headline 'S'pore Athletics hit by two resignations'. Print Edition | Subscribe