Kim Song leads the charge

Kim Song leads the charge
DOWN MEMORY LANE: Soh Chin Aun (far right) shaking hands with President Tony Tan Keng Yam while Samad Allapitchay (centre) and Quah Kim Song look on.

The event, which was graced by President Tony Tan Keng Yam, raised $100,000 for the Children's Cancer Foundation.

Playing two 20-minute halves, the match saw the heroes of yesteryear, like defender Robert Sim and former Malaysian libero Soh Chin Aun, post a 2-0 win over the sponsors' team, which featured former national striker Lee Keng Whatt.

Former Singapore stars M. Kumar and goalkeeper Eric Paine were also present on the sidelines to lend their support.

Quah, 62, was over the moon to have played alongside his former teammates again.

"I haven't seen half of them for a long time, and all of them are still looking good and can play," said the former fleet-footed attacker.

While he was initially sceptical about the success of the event, it was the support of his friends that encouraged Quah to agree to it.

"When I called my friends, they were quite forthcoming, so that kept me going," said Quah.

"I'm happy to have done something for charity."

cnicole@sph.com.sg


This article was first published on Jan 25, 2015.
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