Fandi Ahmad has named the SEA Games squad that will represent Singapore at the biennial championship that will take place in the Philippines next week.
Newly signed Terengganu FC forward Faris Ramli and Warriors FC defender Tajeli Salamat have been chosen to fill the overaged players’ slots as part of the 20-man strong squad..
“The coaches and I had to make some difficult decisions as we finalised the squad to put together the best team possible. It is now down to the players who have been selected to treasure this opportunity and do the country proud,” said Fandi.
With just one week to go from the first match, Fandi commented: “It has been a long year of preparation. The training camps, friendlies and tournaments throughout the year were part of the preparations leading up to the SEA Games. All the coaches and backroom staff have worked hard to ensure that the team is mentally, physically and tactically prepared.
“It will be a challenging campaign ahead going up against tough opponents in the group stage, but we have faith in our players. We know that they are fighters… win, lose or draw, they will fight. We want them to play with their hearts, heads and guts and give their all on the pitch.”
The team will depart for the Philippines on Saturday, 23 November 2019 and will play their first group stage match against Laos on Tuesday, 26 November 2019.
Singapore Under-22 National Team
|1||Kenji Rusydi||GK||12-Jul-98||Young Lions|
|2||Zharfan Rohaizad||GK||21-Feb-97||Young Lions|
|3||Irfan Fandi||DF||13-Aug-97||BG Pathum United (THA)|
|4||Irfan Najeeb||DF||31-Jul-99||Young Lions|
|5||Jordan Vestering||DF||25-Sep-00||Hougang United|
|6||Ryhan Stewart||DF||15-Feb-00||Warriors FC|
|7||Syahrul Sazali||DF||3-Jun-98||Young Lions|
|8||Tajeli Salamat*||DF||7-Feb-94||Warriors FC|
|9||Lionel Tan||DF||5-Jun-97||Young Lions|
|10||Zulqarnaen Suzliman||DF||29-Mar-98||Young Lions|
|11||Haiqal Pashia||MF||29-Nov-98||Young Lions|
|12||Hami Syahin||MF||16-Dec-98||Home United|
|13||Jacob Mahler||MF||10-Apr-00||Young Lions|
|14||Joshua Pereira||MF||10-Oct-97||Young Lions|
|15||Naqiuddin Eunos||MF||12-Jan-97||Young Lions|
|16||Nur Luqman||MF||20-Jun-98||Young Lions|
|17||Saifullah Akbar||MF||31-Jan-99||Young Lions|
|18||Shah Shahiran||MF||14-Nov-99||Tampines Rovers|
|19||Faris Ramli*||FW||24-Aug-92||Terengganu FC|
|20||Ikhsan Fandi||FW||9-Apr-99||Raufoss IL (NOR)|
*Overaged player for SEA Games 2019
SEA Games Group Stage Fixtures
|26 November 2019
|8.00pm||Laos vs Singapore||Rizal Memorial Stadium|
|28 November 2019
|8.00pm||Indonesia vs Singapore||Rizal Memorial Stadium|
|1 December 2019
|4.00pm||Thailand vs Singapore||UMAK Football Stadium|
|3 December 2019
|8.00pm||Singapore vs Vietnam||Rizal Memorial Stadium|
|5 December 2019
|4.00pm||Brunei vs Singapore||UMAK Football Stadium|