Sport Singapore (SportSG) has filed a police report against Tiong Bahru FC, owned by Bill Ng, over a suspected misuse of funds. The governing sports body said it had “serious questions” about the use of club funds.
In a statement sent to the media on 20 April, SportSG said they received a tip-off from someone alleging that a senior official of a football club had instigated another club to delay or obstruct the completion of audits until after the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Elections on 29 April with false reasons.
The statement added, “Following the media reports that Tiong Bahru Football Club had donated $500,000 to the ASEAN Football Federation through the FAS, SportSG looked into the matter, and received further information on 18 April 2017.”
Based on legal advice, SportSG filed a police report on 19 April at about 7.50pm “in respect of suspected misuse of Tiong Bahru Football Club’s funds and a purported attempt by a senior officer of the Club to delay and/or obstruct the completion of audits into the S.League sit-out clubs”.
The police also confirmed SportSG’s police report. “In response to media queries, the Police confirm that a police report has been lodged by Sport Singapore in relation to a football club,” the police said in a statement on Thursday afternoon.