Press Releases ● Oct 13, 2018



SINGAPORE, 13 OCTOBER 2018: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) marked the end of the domestic professional football season with the FAS Nite 2018 this evening. Outstanding individuals and clubs from the Singapore Premier League (SPL), National Football League (NFL), Women’s Premier and National Leagues as well as the Centre of Excellence (COE) Leagues received awards to recognise their performances through their season.


With close to 400 attendees this year, FAS Nite is a key event in the domestic football calendar to bring together the local football fraternity. Themed #ONESTRONG to galvanise all Singaporeans to come forward in support of Singapore football, the FAS Nite 2018 is aligned with the campaign for the National Team’s journey in the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup.


The COE Under-16 and Under-19 top scorers, as well as the SPL Fans’ Best XI, were among the new awards given out at this year’s FAS Nite. The SPL Fans’ Best XI is an award that is entirely voted for by fans and is one of FAS’ initiative to build a more inclusive FAS and expand fans’ involvement.


Singapore football fans Akbar Hashim, Sunny Lee and Walter Koh, Tanjong Pagar United FC’s outgoing chairman Edward Liu and former Singapore international Fahrudin Mustafic were given FAS awards for their contributions to Singapore football. SPL clubs Warriors FC and Home United FC were similarly acknowledged for their contributions to women’s football and outstanding run in the 2018 Asian Football Confederation Cup respectively.


The Singapore fan groups, Brigata Lion City and Singamania, were also recognised at tonight’s event for their staunch support for Singapore football.


Albirex Niigata FC (S) Head Coach Kazuaki Yoshinaga, who picked up the RHB Coach of the Year award for the second straight year, said: “My winning this award is thanks to the players who worked very hard and the club that gave me a lot of support. There is a pressure to continue winning but I am enjoying this pressure.”


Great Eastern Player of the Year Wataru Murofushi, who plays for Albirex Niigata (S), said: “I’m very grateful and happy about winning the award. Soccer is a team sport and it is the most important that we played as a team. I’ll continue to work hard and improve my skills.”


NFL Division One Coach of the Year Robert Eziakor said: “I’m so happy that my hard work paid off. I think (the FAS Nite) is a massive step for amauter football because it gives us the extra motivation to work harder knowing that our hard work will be recognised at the end of the season. I must commend FAS President and his team for this good gesture.” Robert is the head coach of Tiong Bahru FC, which currently tops the NFL Division One table.


The FAS congratulates all winners in the FAS Nite 2018. Please click here for the list of winners.