Press Releases ● Aug 23, 2017

Media Statement On The Passing Of Mr S. R. Nathan



SINGAPORE, 23 AUGUST 2016: The Council, management and staff of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) are deeply saddened by the passing of former President S. R. Nathan.

Mr Nathan had a distinguished career in public service and contributed enormously to the growth and success of Singapore.

A firm believer of the spirit of giving and caring, Mr Nathan had actively promoted several programmes and events, aimed at rallying the community to support the less fortunate and those in need.

In addition, Mr Nathan was an ardent fan of sports, including football. He was present at many football matches, including the ASEAN Football Federation Championship and other international matches, youth age-group competitions such as the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship Qualifiers and the Lion City Cup, S.League games as well as non-professional matches such as the FAS Women‚Äôs Challenge Cup, Youth Olympic Games and schools’ football championships, among others. The most recent football match that Mr Nathan attended was the FIFA 2018 World Cup Asian Group Qualifier between Singapore and Japan at the National Stadium on 12 November 2015. We are immensely grateful to Mr Nathan for his support and constant words of encouragement which greatly inspired and motivated generations of national players across various age-groups.

Mr Nathan’s passing is a great loss to Singapore and on behalf of the Singapore football fraternity, we extend our deepest condolences to his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.