Domestic Competitions ● Oct 31, 2019

Faris Ramli named SPL Player of the Year as FAS Nite 2019 recognises season’s best


SINGAPORE, 31 OCTOBER 2019 – The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) marked the end of the domestic professional football season with the FAS Nite 2019 earlier this evening at Orchard Hotel.

Outstanding individuals and clubs from the Singapore Premier League (SPL), National Football League (NFL), Women’s Premier (WPL) and National Leagues (WNL) as well as the Centre of Excellence (COE) Leagues received awards to recognise their performances through the season.

Hougang United FC star Faris Ramli took home the coveted AIA Player of the Year gong, while Home United FC playmaker Hami Syahin was named the Komoco Motors Young Player of the Year. The Singapore Pools Coach of the Year award went to Brunei DPMM FC’s Adrian Pennock, while Barry Maguire’s blockbuster strike for Geylang International won the Mitre Goal of the Year accolade.Faris, who helped the Cheetahs to their best-ever league finish of third, said: “I am still shaking right now! I am really shocked that I won. But I feel blessed that all my hard work has paid off.  I have mixed feelings as Hougang did not win any trophies but the club has helped me develop… We are going in the right direction and this trophy is for them (as well). I have to keep improving and keep challenging myself as a player.”

Pennock, who led DPMM to their second league title, said: “It is really an honour for me to win this award and I feel very humbled. Barely a year ago, I would not have thought that I would be standing here today but here I am, and this is a very special win as we’ve had a fantastic season.”

Hami, 20, became the youngest recipient of the Young Player of the Year award since Hariss Harun won in 2010. In a video message from Japan, where he is on international duty with the Under-22s, Hami said: “I am very humbled to be chosen as Young Player of the Year. Playing at Home United this year, I was (pushed) out of my comfort zone and that has helped me grow into a better player and human being. I will take this win as motivation to push harder and achieve greater things in life.”
In the NFL, Tiong Bahru FC’s Double-winning head coach Robert Eziakor bagged the Division One Coach of the Year award for the second year running. The club also swept the Player and Young Player of the Year awards, won by Liam Shotton and Danish Uwais respectively. In the NFL Division Two categories, Project Vaults Oxley SC’s Jonathan Xu was named Player of the Year, Jungfrau Punggol FC’s Sadik Said the Young Player of the Year and Siglap FC’s Ashraf Ariffin the Coach of the Year.

Police SA’s Nur Emilia Natasha claimed the WPL Player of the Year trophy, with Tampines Changkat FC’s Nur Umairah Hamdan picking up the Young Player of the Year award and Home United FC’s Azrulnizam Shah the Coach of the Year. In the WNL, Republic FC’s Nurjannah Jamalludin and Tiong Bahru FC’s Nur Raudhah Kamis were named Player and Young Player of the Year respectively, while Tanjong Pagar United’s Double-winning head coach Samawira Basri was Coach of the Year.
Close to 400 attendees were present at the event, which was themed “Celebrating Singapore’s Pillars of Football” to reflect the four key pillars initiated by FAS – Youth Development, Capability Development, Cost Efficiency (Efficient Resource Management), A Vibrant Football Culture. The pillars were formed to lay the foundation for our nation’s strong challenge for regional footballing accolades and subsequently make a mark in the global football scene.

This year’s special awards included these four new categories, which saw 10 award recipients being recognised for their efforts in contributing to Singapore’s Pillars of Football. One of them was Singapore stalwart Khairul Amri, who recently announced his retirement from international football; he picked up the “Capability Development” award.

The FAS congratulates all winners in the FAS Nite 2019. Please see ANNEX A below for the full list of winners.
Photos from top to bottom:
1. SPL award winners: L-R Andrei Varankou, Adrian Pennock, Faris Ramli, Barry Maguire
2. Team of the Year L-R Kaishu Yamazaki, Kyoga Nakamura, Nazrul NAzari, Irwan Shah, Shawal Anuar, FAS Deputy President Mr Bernard Tan, Faris Ramli, Andrei Varankou, Wardun Yussof, Shahdan Sulaiman,Charlie Clough, Blake Ricciuto
3. NFL award winners: L-R Danish Uwais, Zul Feshal, Jonathan Xu, Robert Eziakor, Andy Tan (on behalf of Katong FC for Fair Play), Ashraf Ariffin, Liam Shotton, Zamri Kamal, Sadik Said, Amos Boon (on behalf of SCC for Fair Play)
4. Women’s Leagues award winners: L-R Azrulnizam Shah, Nur Raudhah Kamis, Danelle Tan, Nur Faradila (on behalf of Yeong Sheau Shyan), Nur Emilia Natasha, Nur Umairah Hamdan, Azura Azlan (on behalf of Mariam El-Masri), Samawira Basri



AIA Singapore Premier League
Award Nominees Club/Organisation Winner
AIA Player of the Year Andrei Varankou Brunei DPMM FC Faris Ramli
Faris Ramli Hougang United FC
Shahdan Sulaiman Tampines Rovers FC
KOMOCO MOTORS Young Player of the Year Hami Syahin Home United FC Hami Syahin
Kaishu Yamazaki Albirex Niigata FC (S)
Kyoga Nakamura Albirex Niigata FC (S)
SINGAPORE POOLS Coach of the Year Adrian Pennock Brunei DPMM FC Adrian Pennock
Clement Teo Hougang United FC
Mohd Noor Ali Geylang International FC
MITRE Goal of the Year Kyoga Nakamura Albirex Niigata FC (S) Barry Maguire
Barry Maguire Geylang International FC
Shahfiq Ghani Hougang United FC
AIA Top Scorer Brunei DPMM FC Andrei Varankou
POLAR Fair Play Award Albirex Niigata (S)
WARRIX Referee of the Year Farhad Bin Mohamed N.A Farhad Mohamed
Letchman S/O Gopalakrishnan N.A
Juherman Bin Zaiton N.A
WARRIX Assistant Referee of the Year Ronnie Koh Min Kiat N.A Ong Chai Lee
Abdul Hannan Bin Abdul Hasim N.A
Ong Chai Lee N.A
Story of the Year Matthew Mohan Channel NewsAsia Digital Matthew Mohan
Sazali Abdul Aziz The Straits Times
David Lee The Straits Times
Photo of the Year Ko Po Hui Chua Boon Ping
Chua Boon Ping Junpiter Futbol
Matthew Mohan Channel NewsAsia Digital
Team of the Year Fashah Iskandar Warriors FC Wardun Yussof
Kengo Fukudome Albirex Niigata FC (S)
Syazwan Buhari Tampines Rovers FC
Wardun Yussof Brunei DPMM FC
Darren Teh Geylang International FC Nazrul Nazari
Irwan Shah
Fadli Kamis Balestier Khalsa FC
Hafiz Sujad Hougang United FC
Irwan Shah Tampines Rovers FC
Nazrul Nazari Hougang United FC
Zulqarnaen Suzliman Young Lions
Amirul Adli Tampines Rovers FC Charlie Clough
Kaishu Yamazaki
Charlie Clough Brunei DPMM FC
Kaishu Yamazaki Albirex Niigata FC (S)
Kong Howon Hougang United FC
Shuhei Sasahara Albirex Niigata FC (S)
Yuki Ichikawa Geylang International FC
Azwan Ali Rahman Brunei DPMM FC Blake Ricciuto
Kyoga Nakamura
Shahdan Sulaiman
Barry Maguire Geylang International FC
Blake Ricciuto Brunei DPMM FC
Daizo Horikoshi Albirex Niigata FC (S)
Hami Syahin Home United FC
Jacob Mahler Young Lions
Kyoga Nakamura Albirex Niigata FC (S)
Shahdan Sulaiman Tampines Rovers FC
Song Uiyoung Home United FC
Faris Ramli Hougang United FC Shawal Anuar
Faris Ramli
Gabriel Quak Warriors FC
Jordan Webb Tampines Rovers FC
Ryutaro Megumi Tampines Rovers FC
Shawal Anuar Geylang International FC
Stipe Plazibat Hougang United FC
Andrei Varankou Brunei DPMM FC Andrei Varankou
Fareez Farhan Geylang International FC
Jonathan Behe Warriors FC
Sime Zuzul Balestier Khalsa FC


NFL Division One
Award Name Club Winner
Player of the Year Aloysius Yap Singapore Armed Forces SA Liam Shotton
Liam Shotton Tiong Bahru FC
Shuri Uchida GFA Sporting Westlake FC
Young Player of the Year Carman Koh Singapore Khalsa Association Danish Uwais
Danish Uwais Tiong Bahru FC
Nasrul Taib Singapore Armed Forces SA
Coach of the Year Kevin Wee Singapore Armed Forces SA Robert Eziakor
Sukhvinder Singh Singapore Khalsa Association
Robert Eziakor Tiong Bahru FC
Top Scorer Warwick Knights FC Zamri Kamal
Fair Play Award Katong FC



NFL Division Two
Award Name Club Winner
Player of the Year Chang Guo Guang Singapore Cricket Club Jonathan Xu
Guntur Djafril Siglap FC
Jonathan Xu Project Vaults Oxley SC
Young Player of the Year Dylan Pereira GFA Victoria FC Sadik Said
Sadik Said Jungfrau Punggol FC
Salihin Rosdi Bishan Barx FC
Coach of the Year Ashraf Ariffin Siglap FC Ashraf Ariffin
Sudiat Dali Admiralty CSC
Amos Boon Singapore Cricket Club
Top Scorer Project Vaults Oxley SC Zul Feshal
Fair Play Award Singapore Cricket Club



Women’s Premier League
Award Name Club Winner
Player of the Year Nur Izyan Ahmad Simei United FC Nur Emilia Natasha
Nur Emilia Natasha Police SA
Nabilla Aina Home United FC
Young Player of the Year Nur Umairah Hamdan Tampines Changkat FC Nur Umairah Hamdan
Nur Emilia Natasha Police SA
Winette Lim Home United FC
Coach of the Year Ratna Suffian Simei United FC Azrulnizam Shah
Azrulnizam Shah Home United FC
Alias Ahmad Police SA
Top Scorer Warriors FC Mariam El-Masri
Fair Play Award Warriors FC



Women’s National League
Award Name Club Winner
Player of the Year Nurjannah Jamalludin Republic FC Nurjannah Jamalludin
Manami Fukuzawa Tanjong Pagar United FC
Wang Zhen Zhu Tiong Bahru FC
Young Player of the Year Atikah Ardini GDT Circuit FC Nur Raudhah Kamis
Nur Farhanah Ruhaizat Tanjong Pagar United FC
Nur Raudhah Kamis Tiong Bahru FC
Coach of the Year Samawira Basri Tanjong Pagar United FC Samawira Basri
Sivaraj S/O Geevanathan Tiong Bahru FC
Ansar Tahir GDT Circuit FC
Top Scorer Still Aerion FC Danelle Tan
Fair Play Award Royal Arion WFC



COE Under-15 League
Award Winner Club/School
Top Scorer Abdul Rauf Meridian Secondary School
Arsyad Basiron Jurongville Secondary School
Zakaria Syari Tampines Rovers FC


COE Under-18 League
Award Winner Club
Top Scorer Anaqi Ismit Home United FC



FAS Recognition Awards (For Contribution to Singapore’s Pillars of Football)
Award Winner
Capability Development Mohammad Mardani
Edward Silas
Richard Woon
Khairul Amri
Youth Development Yong Sheau Shyan
Bernard Lan
Cikgu Sies Senan
Efficient Resource Management Sandrasegeran
Abdul Karim Bin Ibramsah
Vibrant Football Culture Thiyaga Raju Arumugam