Academy asked to pay Fandi Ahmad $24,000
After waiting for months, Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad will finally get what he is owed.
The Sembawang Soccer Academy (SSA) was fined S$2,400 (RM5,760) for failing to pay the former national team captain's CPF contributions when he was its director of football development for a five-month spell.
It was also ordered to pay S$10,007 (RM24,000) - five months' worth of the CPF contribution arrears - to Fandi.
The 49-year-old, who has since become the technical adviser for second-tier Malaysian club Johor FA, told The New Paper in an exclusive interview on Jan 31 that he was owed several months' salary by the SSA.
Fandi signed a five-year contract with the SSA in August last year, but served notice to leave the academy on Jan 15, citing their repeated default on payment of his salary.
His salary with SSA was believed to be S$25,000 (RM60,000), with a housing allowance of S$5,000 (RM12,000).
The SSA, which was represented by director Ferdinand Robert in court yesterday morning, pleaded guilty to four charges.
Source: The New Paper
Published May 12 2012