National Teams – Age-group ● Sep 13, 2019

Philippe Aw confirms Under-16 squad for AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers

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SINGAPORE, 13 SEPTEMBER 2019 –
Singapore Under-15 National Team Head Coach Philippe Aw has finalised his 23-strong squad for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers that will take place from 17 to 21 September.

Singapore has been drawn in Group I alongside DPR Korea, Guam and Hong Kong. The first round of matches will take place on 17 September, where Singapore plays Hong Kong and DPR Korea takes on Guam. The 11 group winners, together with the four best runners-up, will qualify directly for the finals next year.

The confirmed Singapore squad comprises 18 players who were involved in the ASEAN Football Federation U-15 Championship earlier this year.

Aw, who started to put the team together in January this year, has emphasised the importance of being competitive and wants his side to enjoy playing on home soil.

“As hosts for Group I, it is a good opportunity for the boys to play to a home crowd,” he said. “The most important thing is to give a good performance that they can be proud of, regardless of the results. The development of these players is a long-term process which is why the experience of playing in a major tournament like this will only aid them in becoming a full-fledged national player in the future.

“I am happy with the progress of our team – I have seen significant improvement in the discipline and commitment of these boys, and it is easy to forget that they are only 14 to 15 years old. As hosts of this group, we hope to see our fans turn up in full force to cheer the boys on as they have worked really hard to make Singapore proud, juggling their studies and football training sessions.

“Previously, we have only twice qualified for the finals of this competition; once in 2006 and another time in 2008. We want to give our best performance in the upcoming games ahead whilst maintaining the key values of discipline, resilience and teamwork.”

Tickets are currently on sale at www.fas.org.sg/tickets. Ticketing details for the matches can be found below.

AFC Under-16 Championship Qualifiers Fixtures and Ticketing Details

Date Time Match Standard Venue
Cat 1 Concession*
Matchday 1

17 September 2019

5.00pm DPR Korea vs Guam $8.00 $4.00 Jalan Besar Stadium
8.00pm Hong Kong vs Singapore
Matchday 2

19 September 2019

5.00pm Guam vs Hong Kong
8.00pm Singapore vs DPR Korea
Matchday 3

21 September 2019

5.00pm DPR Korea vs Hong Kong
8.00pm Singapore vs Guam
AFC U16 Qualifiers Bundle $19.20 $9.60

* Concession tickets are applicable to Students aged 16 and below, and Senior Citizens aged 60 and above.

Singapore Under-16 Men’s National Team

S/N Name Pos Age Club/School
1 Aizil Yazid GK 15 Greenridge Secondary School
2 Sunny Tia Yang Guang GK 15 Home United FC
3 Veer Karan Sobti GK 15 Turf City Academy
4 Adam Reefdy DF 15 Singapore Sports School
5 Ahmad Dzulfaqar DF 15 Albirex Niigata FC
6 Aqil Yazid DF 15 Singapore Sports School
7 Dylan Choo Chi Tao DF 15 Active SG
8 Farid Jafiri DF 15 Active SG
9 Kieran Teo Jia Jun DF 15 Home United FC
10 Raoul Suhaimi DF 14 Singapore Sports School
11 Amir Syafiz Abdul Rashid MF 15 Singapore Sports School
12 Arsyad Basiron MF 15 Jurongville Secondary School
13 Danie Hafiy MF 15 Active SG
14 Ethan Henry Pinto MF 15 Singapore Sports School
15 Ilyasin Zayan MF 15 St Patrick’s School
16 Kenji Austin MF 15 Active SG
17 Ryu Hardy Yussri MF 15 Singapore Sports School
18 Seng Hong Kai MF 15 Geylang International FC
19 Sufian Saberin MF 15 Serangoon Gardens School
20 Ali Manaf FW 14 Meridian Secondary School
21 Irfan Iskandar FW 15 Singapore Sports School
22 Khairin Nadim Rahim FW 14 Woodlands Secondary
23 Nasrul Haji FW 15 Geylang International FC