National Team - Lions ● May 30, 2019

Lions announce squad for June friendlies

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The Lions celebrate after scoring against Oman in a March friendly (Photo: asiana.my)

SINGAPORE, 30 MAY 2019 – An 18-man squad has been announced for the Lions’ upcoming friendlies against the Solomon Islands and Myanmar in June.

The list was revealed during the official unveiling of new Singapore coach Tatsuma Yoshida earlier today and the players come from 11 different clubs; six of the team ply their trade overseas.

Hariss Harun will captain the team in Yoshida’s first matches in charge, which will come on 8 June against the Solomon Islands and 11 June against Myanmar at the National Stadium.

The two games are part of the Lions’ preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2020 Qualifiers later this year and Yoshida is “looking forward” to them.

“I am lucky to be able to work together with assistant coach Nazri Nasir and Under-22 head coach Fandi Ahmad, who are two big legends,” he said at his unveiling. “We will work together to show everyone my style; we will try to attack with the ball.”

Nazri said: “My job is to help Tatsuma familiarise with the players as soon as possible in this short period of time and assist him in any way possible. With my knowledge of our local players combined with Tatsuma’s tactical know-how, we aim to hit the ground running with the upcoming international friendlies.”

Having started his analysis of the players prior to arriving in Singapore, Yoshida finalised the squad today, with Fandi’s and Nazri’s inputs taken into consideration.

The Lions will gather for their first centralised training session under him on Monday, 3 June in preparations for the friendlies.  

Lions squad for June friendlies

S/N Name Pos Caps Goals DOB Club
1 Hassan Sunny         GK 81 0 02-Apr-84 Army United
2 Izwan Mahbud GK 45 0 14-Jul-90 Nongbua Pitchaya
3 Amirul Adli DF 6 0 13-Jan-96 Tampines Rovers
4 Fadli Kamis DF 1 0 07-Nov-92 Balestier Khalsa
5 Faritz Hameed DF 31 0 16-Jan-90 Home United
6 Irwan Shah DF 22 0 02-Nov-88 Tampines Rovers
7 Safuwan Baharudin DF 87 10 22-Sep-91 Pahang FA
8 Shakir Hamzah DF 47 2 10-Oct-92 Kedah FA
9 Adam Swandi MF 8 0 12-Jan-96 Home United
10 Hariss Harun MF 92 9 19-Nov-90 Johor Darul Ta’zim
11 Huzaifah Aziz MF 3 0 27-Jun-94 Balestier Khalsa
12 M Anumanthan MF 17 0 14-Jul-94 Hougang United
13 Shahdan Sulaiman MF 56 3 09-May-88 Tampines Rovers
14 Yasir Hanapi MF 30 1 21-Jun-89 Tampines Rovers
15 Zulfahmi Arifin MF 40 1 05-Oct-91 Hougang United
16 Faris Ramli FW 49 7 24-Aug-92 Hougang United
17 Gabriel Quak FW 28 3 22-Dec-90 Warriors FC
18 Khairul Amri FW 130 32 14-Mar-85 Felda United

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