Referees ● Oct 15, 2016

Singaporean Referee Jansen Foo Appointed To Officiate At AFC Solidarity Cup


Singaporean Jansen Foo was selected to be part of the group of referees to officiate in the inaugural Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Solidarity Cup 2016 held in Kuching, Sarawak from 2-15 November 2016.

Jansen officiated the match between Macau and Mongolia on 3 November 2016 and was appointed as the Fourth Official for the Mongolia vs Sri Lanka match on 6 November 2016. His stellar performances in those matches led to his appointment as referee for the first semi-final match between Nepal and Laos on 12 November, and then as Fourth Official for the Third Place Play-off between Laos and Brunei yesterday evening.

“It was an honour to represent Singapore and referee the match between Nepal and Laos. It was an opportunity I greatly value, and it was an insightful learning experience to referee at the semi-final of an international tournament.”

“I am grateful to the Football Association of Singapore, especially the Referees Committee and Referees Department for the support and exposure they provide for us referees. I hope that my appointment can encourage other referees to continue to strive for excellence on the field.”

Jansen began his journey as a referee in 2009, working his way up to being accredited as a FIFA Referee in 2014. In the course of his FIFA refereeing career, he has both officiated in AFC Cup matches and assisted as the Fourth Official for many Asian Champions League and World Cup Qualifier matches in 2015 and 2016.

On home ground, he has been an active S.League referee since 2013. In 2015, he was named the Referee of the Year at the S.League Awards Night.

The AFC Solidarity Cup is a replacement for the AFC Challenge Cup, which was played for the last time in 2014. This year, a total of seven teams participated – Brunei Darussalam, Macau, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Laos and Timor-Leste.

The Football Association of Singapore would like to congratulate Jansen on his appointment and a job well done at the tournament.