Singapore Premier League’s pro footballers participate in FIFA20 esports tournament for charity
They will be donating any prize money they win to help at-risk youths.
This season’s Singapore Premier League may be on hold due to the circuit breaker, but it has not stopped our footballers from playing the sport competitively online for a good cause.
Eight of Singapore Premier League’s pro footballers will be taking part in the Stay Home Challenge Breaker series starting today (May 28). The esports tournament is organised by Redd+E, the esports subsidiary of Reddentes Sports, and the National Youth Council (NYC).
Abdul Rasaq, Akmal Azman, Haziq Mikhail Azhar, Ignatius Ang, Ilhan Fandi, Jacob Mahler, Joel Chew and Stipe Plazibat will be among 64 participants competing in FIFA20.
They have pledged to donate any prize money they win to the Football Association of Singapore’s OneStrong Fund, to help under-resourced families and children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yip Ren Kai, the co-managing director of Reddentes Sports, said: “As part of our Stay Home Breaker Challenge, we are very pleased to see the participation of our local footballers. It’s even more heartening to hear that they are willing to donate any prize money they win to the OneStrong fund.
“I applaud them as athletes and more so as compassionate individuals willing to do something for the community. To this end, Reddentes Sports will match dollar for dollar to contribute to the fund.”
While an esports tournament may seem different from playing on the field, our national footballers are not to be underestimated on the virtual pitch.
In fact, Tampines Rovers midfielder Joel Chew recently emerged top in the international FIFA20 Stay And Play Asian Series.
He will definitely be one of the players to look out for this tournament. All the best to all taking part!
Catch the tournament live stream on Cr8Studiosg’s Facebook page.