RIP Ong Ah Keng: ‘Godfather’ of Tampines Rovers

RIP Ong Ah Keng: ‘Godfather’ of Tampines Rovers

The Independent·2018-01-28 17:50

Suresh Nair

THE ‘Godfather’ of Tampines Rovers Football Club is usually referred to as an icon “oak” tree after his initials ‘Ong Ah Keng’.

His passing at Changi Hospital on Saturday didn’t come as a surprise because of his prolonged ill health, wheelchair-bound after a succession of strokes in recent years. But the awesome grassroots work he did for one of Singapore’s oldest football clubs will always be remembered and acknowledged by family and friends, players and officials.

The 79-year-old Mr Ong is mourned by wife, four children and eight grandchildren. His body is resting at Block 498N Tampines Street 45 Pavilion, Singapore 529097, with cremation set at Bright Hill Crematorium at Bishan on Wednesday.

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