To fully respect what his team was going through during Ramadhan, the Englishman followed suit.
Warriors FC coach Alex Weaver has joined his players in fasting during the month of Ramadhan – albeit for just one day.
After taking charge of a club predominantly made up of Muslim footballers for the first time in his career the physical demands of training while being unable to consume food and water from dusk till dawn for a month, dawned on ex-Hougang United chief Weaver.
In an effort to fully comprehend the mental and physical strength it requires to continue putting in the hours on the practice field the Englishman followed suit and refrained from eating or drinking during daylight hours.
“We have not changed a thing with our training programmes and the boys [like] Syaiful Iskandar and Abdil (Qayyim), were going full on in the conditioning sessions, and they were not having anything to eat or drink,” he told Goal Singapore.
“I thought it would be good for me to do it and show respect to the players that were fasting, and I was [also] intrigued as to what it was all about.
“It was after training one day when we were discussing a social event and we talked about going to a restaurant in Arab Street where the boys would be breaking their fast.
“It was Abdil [who suggested the idea to me] and that was when I said that if they were fasting, I would do it too.”