National Team - Lions ● Aug 29, 2018
Lions squad for Mauritius and Fiji friendlies announced
SINGAPORE, 29 AUGUST 2018: Singapore National Team Head Coach Fandi Ahmad has called up a 26-man squad for Singapore’s friendlies against Mauritius and Fiji on 7 and 11 September respectively. The squad includes five uncapped players, among which three – Zulfadhmi Suzliman, Zulqarnaen Suzliman and Jacob Mahler – have been called up at the senior level for the first time.
At 18 years old, Mahler is the youngest player in the squad. The squad also includes the nine Singaporean players who are plying their trade in Malaysia and Thailand. The team will come together on 3 September for their first centralised training at Geylang Training Centre.
Coach Fandi said: “The players I have selected have done well in their respective leagues and I feel there is an ideal mix of experience and potential in this team. We have been monitoring our overseas-based players to keep track of their development and performance, and we are all aware that the competition for the National Team is high given that the younger players are also eager to impress. Every member of the squad has something unique to bring to the table and I am looking forward to the two upcoming games.
“The three new faces in the team, Zulfadhmi, Zulqarnaen and Jacob, have taken their opportunities to shine in the SPL this season and being in the National Team set-up will benefit their development. These two months leading up to November’s AFF Suzuki Cup are crucial for us, and I hope that our fans will give their fullest support as we embark on this journey together.”
Midfielder Jacob Mahler, who plays for the Young Lions, said: “I’m honoured to have been called up to the National Team and grateful to coach Fandi for giving me this opportunity. Training with the senior team has been a great experience and I am looking forward to learning from them and improving my game in the process.”
The matches – including the matches against Mongolia (12 October) and Cambodia (16 October) – are part of the team’s preparations for 2018 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup, and are Fandi’s first since his appointment as the Head Coach for the Lions’ AFF Suzuki Cup campaign.
Singapore National Team
|1||Hassan Sunny||GK||74||0||02-Apr-84||Army United FC|
|2||Izwan Mahbud||GK||42||0||14-Jul-90||Nongbua Pitchaya FC|
|3||Zaiful Nizam||GK||1||0||24-Jul-87||Balestier Khalsa FC|
|4||Baihakki Khaizan||DF||131||5||31-Jan-84||Udon Thani FC|
|5||Faritz Abdul Hameed||DF||27||0||16-Jan-90||Home United FC|
|6||Ho Wai Loon||DF||0||0||20-Aug-93||Warriors FC|
|7||Irfan Fandi||DF||13||1||13-Aug-97||Young Lions|
|8||Nazrul Nazari||DF||25||0||11-Feb-91||Hougang United FC|
|9||Safuwan Baharudin||DF||78||7||22-Sep-91||Pahang FA|
|10||Shakir Hamzah||DF||40||2||20-Oct-92||Home United FC|
|11||Zulfahmi Arifin||DF||34||0||05-Oct-91||Chonburi FC|
|12||Zulqarnaen Suzliman||DF||0||0||29-Mar-98||Young Lions|
|13||Hami Syahin||MF||0||0||16-Dec-98||Young Lions|
|14||Hariss Harun||MF||83||6||19-Nov-90||Johor Darul Takzim FC|
|15||Izzdin Shafiq||MF||30||0||14-Dec-90||Home United FC|
|16||M Anumanthan||MF||15||0||14-Jul-94||Home United FC|
|17||Jacob Mahler||MF||0||0||10-Apr-00||Young Lions|
|18||Gabriel Quak||MF||21||2||22-Dec-90||Navy FC|
|19||Shahdan Sulaiman||MF||54||3||09-May-88||Melaka United FC|
|20||Yasir Hanapi||MF||22||1||21-Jun-89||Tampines Rovers FC|
|21||Zulfadhmi Suzliman||MF||0||0||10-Feb-96||Tampines Rovers FC|
|22||Faris Ramli||FW||41||4||24-Aug-92||PKNS FC|
|23||Ikhsan Fandi||FW||4||0||09-Apr-99||Young Lions|
|24||Iqbal Hussain||FW||3||0||06-Jun-93||Hougang United FC|
|25||Khairul Amri||FW||121||32||14-Mar-85||Tampines Rovers FC|
|26||Shahril Ishak||FW||134||14||23-Jan-84||Home United FC|
Tickets are available from fas.org.sg/tickets and onsite on match-days. Fans are urged to buy their tickets early online to avoid the queues on match-day.
The ticket prices (inclusive of ticketing fees) are as follows. All matches will kick off at 7.30pm at Bishan Stadium.
|Single match||Two matches bundle||Three matches bundle|
|7 Sep 2018
|Singapore v Mauritius||$12||$6||$20||$10||$27||$12|
|11 Sep 2018
|Singapore v Fiji||$12||$6|
|12 Oct 2018
|Singapore v Mongolia||$12||$6|
* Concession tickets are applicable to Students aged 16 and below, and Senior Citizens aged 60 and above.