Foreign and Law Minister K. Shanmugam has met newly appointed LionsXII head coach Fandi Ahmad to discuss how they can work together to help underprivileged children in Yishun through football.
Posting on his Facebook page on Sunday afternoon, he said: "I met up with Fandi in Yishun recently, at his Fandi Ahmad Academy training session where he and other coaches are doing a great job nurturing young kids into future football stars."
Mr Shanmugam, who is also Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC, a constituency which covers Yishun, noted that the former Singapore striker used to live in Yishun, and his mother still lives there.
"When we met at the stadium, it was very clear he was still the super star that everyone was rushing to get autographs. Very proud of him," Mr Shanmugam said of the former football star.
"Congratulations to Fandi again. I am sure with his experience, his passion for the game and the support from Singaporeans, he will do a great job," he said.
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