In recent news, the president of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS), Mr. Lim Kia Tong, has died. He was 69 at the time of his sudden passing which has become the cause of grief among his loved ones. Taking to Facebook on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, the association wrote that they are devastated to receive news of the sudden passing of their president and added that he had served as the first elected FAS president since 2017 and was a dedicated servant of the sport he loved.
It is reported that the FAS will be setting up a tribute space in the lobby of the FAS office at Jalan Besar Stadium for people who would like to pay their last respects from Thursday, September 15, 2022. Adding further, the association wrote that on behalf of the FAS council, secretariat, and the wider football fraternity, they send their deepest condolences to Lim Kia’s family during their time of grief. It is no doubt to say that a large section of people is saddened to learn about his untimely death and have taken to social media to pay him their final tributes.
Who Was Lim Kia Tong?
Lim Kia Tong was the first elected president of FAS in April 2017. It happened when his team LKT beat Mr. Bill Ng’s Team Game Changers 30-13. For a second four-year term in 2021, he was re-elected unopposed as president of the FAS. Reportedly, he had been on the FAS committee since 1999 and also was first a council member before he became vice president in 2007.
Before he was elected to become president, Lim also became the first Singaporean to assume a leadership role on a FIFA committee. Tampines Rovers released a statement on Facebook where they said that they are deeply saddened to learn about Lim’s death. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and along with the Singapore footballing fraternity., they thanked him for his service to local football. On another side, Geylang International also sent its condolences to Lim’s family in a Facebook post.
Geylang International stands with the Football Association of Singapore and the wider Singapore football family in mourning the loss of its president Mr. Lim Kia Tong. Well, many people seem to have gotten shattered after learning about his passing. Our team also comes to the front and pays our heartfelt tributes to the president. For more updates, keep following Social Telecast and get the latest and trending news.