Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Balasubramaniam s/o Ramaiah who passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the age of 87 after bravely battling a long illness.
Balasubramaniam was a FIFA Referee and AFC Referee Instructor and is widely-regarded as one of the most experienced referees and instructors in Singapore who played a significant role in mentoring the Continent’s match officials.
He was also known for his contribution and service to the game as Honorary Secretary to the Football Association of Singapore’s (FAS) Referees Committee and was also the first-ever Singaporean referee selected to officiate the Thai King Cup final in 1980.
The thoughts and prayers of the AFC and the rest of the Asian football family are with Balasubramaniam's close relatives, friends and the FAS during this difficult time.