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[Telegram Chat] - 𝐀 𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐕𝐄 π‹π€π–π˜π„π‘ π–π‡πŽ π“πŽπ‘π„ π“π‡πˆππ†π’ 𝐀𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐓

I hope people understand where I am coming from when I say the late N Ganesan, who single-handedly triggered the football fever in the 1970s, was a lawyer when he took over the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) chairmanship from RBI Pates in 1976 after serving as the latter's deputy.

N Ganesan (in a white suit) holding the Malaysia Cup
N Ganesan (in a white suit) holding the Malaysia Cup

The only thing that was highlighted was Ganesan played for Singapore Indians in a 1982 Straits Times article which paid a tribute to the brave man to resuscitate the local game during his term in office as FAS chairman (as what it was called then).

The reason I stressed this is that it was recently suggested that the top persons in the FA should be people who have played the game at high levels.

As the Ganesan example shows, it is not necessarily the case while not discounting the fact there are former players who excelled as able administrators like legendary "Pop" Lim Yong Liang did.

Although former players usually have a certain level of expertise and knowledge that many may not possess, it is equally important that these aspects are complemented by the other skillsets of others to optimize things to the fullest extent.

In the end, it will take a group of brave individuals from various backgrounds to rip things apart and start afresh.

- π‘»π’‰π’Šπ’” π’Žπ’†π’”π’”π’‚π’ˆπ’† π’˜π’‚π’” 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒅 π’†π’‚π’“π’π’Šπ’†π’“ 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’‘π’π’‚π’•π’‡π’π’“π’Ž'𝒔 π’•π’†π’π’†π’ˆπ’“π’‚π’Ž 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒍 -

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