2023.12.22“RISING STAR SINGAPORE” and “ASEAN & Friends Business Reception” events were certified by The 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation

ACA Football Partners Pte. Ltd. (Singapore, CEO: Hiroyuki Ono, hereinafter ACAFP) is excited to announce that the joint project “RISING STAR SINGAPORE” with Albirex Niigata FC Singapore in November 2023 and the event “ASEAN & Friends Business Reception” was certified by The 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation (More information:



Date: November 11-19, 2023

Summary: Together with Albirex Niigata FC Singapore, ACAFP organized a U15/U17 players selection in Singapore. It was done so through an open application process, with 3 players being selected by the sports directors from KMSK Deinze and Albirex Niigata FC Singapore to have the opportunity to go to Belgium and participate in a short internship at KMSK Deinze Academy in 2024. A documentary program will be made available at a later date to tell the behind-the-scenes story of the event.

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2) ASEAN&Friends Business Reception

Date: December 17, 2023

Summary: At the official league match vs SL16, KMSK Deinze, hosted a special event to welcome the Ambassadors and Ministers of 10 ASEAN countries + Timor-Leste, the Deputy Minister of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium, the Deputy Minister of the Japanese Mission to the European Union, Belgian government officials, and many others. The event was organized by KMSK Deinze, which has a strong connection to Asia through the young Asian talents in the club (Marselino-the Indonesian national team player aged 19 and Ilhan- a  21 year old member of the Singapore national team), to build bridges between Asia and Europe through football. A VIP dinner was enjoyed by the guests, which included club sponsors and a lively exchange of ideas.

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Comment from Hiroyuki Ono, CEO of ACAFP and Vice Chairman, Board of Director, KMSK Deinze
We are very honored to receive the recognition for the cross-national projects we are conducting at ACAFP and our group clubs.Currently, in our second season of operation, we are very pleased to see that we are not only managing a club in Europe, but also connecting Asian countries through football. We will continue to strive to deliver projects that are meaningful to people around the world.