Charity match for cancer-stricken Amin
Ex-internationals hoping to raise donations to help former S.League coach
A group of ex-Singapore international footballers are banding together for a charity game to raise donations for Amin Nasir.
Former national defender and ex-S.League coach Amin has been battling cancer since 2012, and his former teammates are hoping they can help the 46-year-old and his family cope with medical bills.
The ex-internationals will strut their stuff in a match tomorrow night at the Jalan Besar Stadium, against a team comprising youth coaches from the Football Association of Singapore and various local clubs.
Entry to the match, which kicks off at 7pm, is free. Those who wish to make donations can do so at the stadium.
Amin's condition means he is unlikely to attend the game, but his only son, Garena Young Lions defender Ashrul Syafeeq, will be there to receive the donations on behalf of his family.
Said ex-internationals team manager Richard Wong: "The ex-internationals all have one heart and look after one another.
"No doubt, they are no longer playing and each has his own career.
"But Amin has been in and out of hospital lately, and the whole team wanted to help out."
Amin, who is the older brother of former national captain Nazri Nasir, was first diagnosed with fourth-stage colon cancer in late 2012 but fought his way back to fitness.
However, in August 2014, doctors discovered a cancerous 10-millimetre growth in his stomach and another near his kidney, during a routine check-up.
He has been fighting the illness since.
Said ex-international player Dalis Supait: "We've known each other for a long time.
"For a while, it looked like Amin was getting better, but then recently things have not been so well.
"We don't know how much we will be able to raise, but we hope whatever amount it is, it will help to lighten the strain on his family."