SINGAPORE, 30 SEPTEMBER 2015: Over the recent months, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) has been discussing with the FIFA on its process of appointing Council members.

The current appointment process has been in place since 1982. From the start, FIFA was aware of this practice and did not object to it. 

But FIFA has recently asked the FAS to review its process and to move towards a full election of its Council members.

That being the case, and on the advice of FIFA, the FAS has decided not to make changes to its office bearers for the time being. 

Instead, the current team will work closely with FIFA on the proposed amendments to the FAS Constitution to ensure alignment of our electoral process with the FIFA statutes. We will also seek the consent of our members and affiliates as well as the necessary regulatory approvals for any changes to the Constitution. 

We expect to amend our Constitution by March next year, and will make a further announcement in due course on the timing of the Council elections.