National Teams – Age-group ● Feb 24, 2023
Singapore U-19 Squad announced for AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup 2024 Qualifiers
Coach Chris Yip-Au in a training session for AFF Under-18 Women Championship, July 2022
SINGAPORE, 24 FEBRUARY 2023 – The Singapore’s Under-19 Women’s National Team will head to Vietnam next month for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U20 Women’s Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2024 Qualifiers (Round 1).
The team is set to depart for Việt Trì on 5 March 2023 and will begin their Group F campaign against India on 7 March 2023.
They will then face off against the other two opposition teams in the group, host Vietnam and Indonesia, on 9 and 11 March respectively. All of Singapore’s matches will be played at the Việt Trì Stadium.
Head Coach Chris Yip-Au has named a 23-player squad, who were selected through their performances with their respective clubs during last season’s Deloitte Women’s Premier League (WPL), Women’s National League (WNL), as well as their participation in the annual Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) Games, representing their respective institutions.
Four players – Shazana Ashiq, Rachel Chan, Jasvinder Singh, Alyssha Hannah – will represent Singapore for the first time, while the remaining 18 players last took part in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Under-18 Women’s Championship in Palembang, Indonesia, last July.
Four players named in the squad are also part of the Lionesses: defenders Dhaniyah Qasimah, Irsalina Irwan, Siti Nurerwadah and midfielder Nurhidayu Naszri.
Yip-Au believes that the team has the range and resilience needed despite the rigorous tournament schedule: “Playing three matches back-to-back can be very demanding for the body. However, this will not be our first rodeo at all.
“Based on our selections, we have a stronger squad depth now. As long as we are able to apply the principles we worked on in trainings, follow through our recovery protocols and show the resilience to persevere in all three matches, we can expect to see greater progress in the skills and capabilities of the players.
“More importantly, this competition is a great opportunity for the team to gain experience, whilst also allowing us to identify our shortcomings that we would need to work on both individually, and as a team.”
The AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup 2024 will be held in Uzbekistan and will be played as an under-20 tournament for the first time. A total of eight teams will play in the competition, with the top three teams qualifying for the 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
As the biennial tournament was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan are the defending champions having won the last edition in 2019. Singapore last participated at the tournament when it was still known as the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship, in 2002 and 2004.
You may watch the matches live via the VFF Youtube channel HERE.
Singapore Under-19 Women Squad for AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup 2024 Qualifiers
|1||Nur Izairida Shakira Binte Muamad Zaini||2-Jun-07||GK||Jurongville Secondary School||Lion City Sailors Fc|
|2||Nurul Atiqah Binte Muhamad Salihin||22-Sep-06||GK||ITE College Central||JSSL FC|
|3||Alyssha Hannah Mohamad Nazri||18-Oct-04||GK||Post-graduate ITE||Ayer Rajah Gryphon FC|
|4||Ariesa Zahran Binte Junaidi||23-May-06||DF||Temasek Polytechnic||Still Aerion FC|
|5||Dhaniyah Qasimah Binte Zamri Abdullah||7-Jul-04||DF||Nanyang Polytechnic||Tanjong Pagar United FC|
|6||Elyssa Qistina Binte Mohamad Iqbal||12-Jul-05||DF||ITE College West||–|
|7||Irsalina Binte Irwan||1-Jan-07||DF||ITE College West||Albirex Niigata FC (S)|
|8||Nadia Binte Mohammad Nuraffendi||14-Apr-06||DF||Tampines Meridian JC||Mattar Sailors FC|
|9||Nur Adrianna Binte Hazeri||3-Jul-04||DF||Post-graduate ITE||Tanjong Pagar United FC|
|10||Siti Nurerwadah Binte Erwan||26-Jun-04||DF||Post-graduate ITE||Balestier Khalsa FC|
|11||Chan Ye Ling Rachel||25-Aug-04||MF||Republic Polytechnic||Hougang United FC|
|12||Jasvinder Kaur D/O Varinder Singh||10-Jul-04||MF||Republic Polytechnic||Ayer Rajah Gryphon FC|
|13||Kyra Elise Taylor||19-Jun-06||MF||Canadian International School Lakeside||Police Sports Association|
|14||Nasriah Binte Ibrahim||1-Sep-04||MF||Post-graduate ITE||Balestier Khalsa FC|
|15||Nurhidayu Binte Naszri||16-Mar-04||MF||Post-graduate ITE||JSSL-Tampines Rovers FC|
|16||Nur Sarah Zu’risqha Binte Zul’kepli||24-Jul-06||MF||ITE College West||Albirex Niigata FC (S)|
|17||Nurzaherra Maisarah Binte Mohammad Rostam||21-Oct-06||MF||ITE College West||Police Sports Association|
|18||Shazana Binte Mohamad Ashiq||8-Apr-04||MF||ITE College West||Balestier Khalsa FC|
|19||Wan Nashirah Binte Wan Mohammed Alam Syah||4-Aug-05||MF||ITE College West||Balestier Khalsa FC|
|20||Farah Nurzahirah Binte Abdul Fattah||13-Jan-04||FW||Post-graduate ITE||Tanjong Pagar United FC|
|21||Josephine Ang Kaile||26-Sep-06||FW||ITE College West||Lion City Sailors FC|
|22||Nur Insyiarah Intikhab Perwaz||22-Jan-05||FW||ITE College West||Balestier Khalsa FC|
|23||Nurul’ Ariqah Binte Mohamed Erwan||25-Apr-05||FW||ITE College West||Balestier Khalsa FC|
AFC Under-20 Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers (Round 1) Group F Fixtures
|Tuesday, 7 March 2023||India vs Singapore||4pm||
Viet Tri Stadium, Phu Tho Province
|Thursday, 9 March 2023||Singapore vs Vietnam||7pm|
|Saturday, 11 March 2023||Singapore vs Indonesia||4pm|
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