National Teams – Age-group ● Sep 13, 2019
Philippe Aw confirms Under-16 squad for AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers
Photo courtesy of FA Thailand
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
17 September 2019
|5.00pm||DPR Korea vs Guam||$8.00||$4.00||Jalan Besar Stadium|
|8.00pm||Hong Kong vs Singapore|
19 September 2019
|5.00pm||Guam vs Hong Kong|
|8.00pm||Singapore vs DPR Korea|
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
|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|