FAS to investigate spat between Venga and Weaver

The Balestier Khalsa Prime League team manager was involved in a public confrontation with the Warriors FC head coach regarding the latter’s comments after their recent S.League...

Less than a month ago, Balestier Khalsa squared off against Warriors FC in the S.League, where both sides shared the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw .

The match was filled with drama, to say the least, as the Tigers ended the match with eight men, which led to Warriors coach Alex Weaver criticising his opponents behaviour. Speaking to the media after the game, the Englishman stated that Balestier “had let the league down” with their indiscipline.

It seemed that the issue didn’t end there as Balestier's Prime League team manager, R. Vengadasalam, took offence to Weaver’s statement - and took action.

The 53-year-old confronted Weaver during the recent Prime League match between both teams on Saturday over the latter's remarks, resulting in a public spat between the two.

It was reported that Venga walked up to Weaver at half-time of the game, which the Warriors won 4-1, and unleashed a volley of abuse at him, in full view of some ball boys and players.

Now, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is stepping in to investigate the incident between the duo. In a media statement released on Thursday night, FAS indicated that it was "aware" of the dispute and would be looking into it.

“The FAS and S.League take a serious view of the incident and are currently investigating the case," part of it read. “FAS and S.League wish to reiterate that we have zero tolerance for any form of misconduct, and we will not hesitate to take appropriate actions against errant parties involved in the incident.”

When contaced for comment on the FAS statement by Goal , Weaver indicated that he preferred to move on.

“I’ve said all I wanted to say on the matter really and I’ve got more important things to focus on at the club,” he told Goal . “Our players deserve my full focus at this time as they’re doing fantastic right now, so we all need to continue to work hard together and not let things like this distract us.”