Fandi who??? It's Fandi Ahmad, Singapore's football legend!
For those of us who were die-hard fans from the Malaysia Cup era, yes, it's THE Fandi Ahmad who had dazzled the whole nation with his sublime skills and outstanding goals on the field. For those of us who are still asking: 'Fandi who?'...he is one of the very few local players to play professionally in Europe donning the colours of Dutch clubs FC Gronigen and Ajax Amsterdam in the 80s. Most significantly, he is part of the ITE Alumni and his life size photo can be seen at College East's very own Sports Excellence Centre.
Mr Fandi Ahmad, currently a Project Manager (Asia) and scout for Genova International School of Soccer and Italy's Serie B club, Vicenza, visited College East on 23 May 2011.
Earlier this year, Fandi talent-spotted one of our students, Firdaus Tohari, and Firdaus had a wonderful opportunity to attend trials in Italy. Subsequently, he received encouraging reviews from other European clubs.
Fandi was here at College East for a good cause - to talent-spot good players in a mass soccer selection specially for our students who are crazy about soccer and have the dreams and fantasies to play in Europe...just like himself.
About 100 students turned up for the mass soccer selection and it was a wonderful experience for the students to meet up with Singapore's very own soccer legend.
Check out the photos here!