National Teams – Age-group ● Mar 06, 2019

Japan Training Camp for Singapore Under-22s


SINGAPORE, 6 MARCH 2019 – Singapore Under-22 National Team Head Coach Fandi Ahmad has named a 24-man squad for an overseas training camp ahead of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship qualifiers taking place from 22 to 26 March 2019.

Young Lions defender Nur Adam Abdullah and SAFSA midfielder Amirul Haikal have both been called up to the U22 National Team for the first time.

Singapore is drawn in Group G alongside Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Hong Kong and hosts Mongolia for the tournament, where the 11 group winners and four best second-placed teams will qualify for the championship.

The team will travel to Japan on 7 March for a 12-day centralised training camp ahead of the tournament in order to acclimatise to the weather conditions in Mongolia, where temperatures are expected to reach 5 degrees and below.

Coach Fandi said: “This qualifying tournament is a good opportunity for the team to pit themselves against quality opponents in Asia. Some of the players in this squad played in last November’s ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup. Their experience will stand them in good stead for these qualifiers and I am sure the other players will also benefit from their experience.

“Given Mongolia’s climate, the training camp in Japan is critical for the team to acclimatise to playing in cold weather conditions. We want the boys to be able to focus on the qualifiers and show what they can bring to the team.”

Captain Irfan Fandi said: “It’s only been a few months but i have already learnt a lot from playing overseas. I am excited to share my experience with the team and hope that I can bring a positive impact to the team.

“We will be working hard to prepare ourselves for the qualifiers and play our hearts out for every match.”

Singapore AFC Under-23 Championship Qualifiers Fixtures

Date Time Match Venue
22 March 2019 Friday 1.00pm Hong Kong vs Singapore MFF Football Centre, Ulaanbaatar
24 March 2019 Sunday 1.00pm Singapore vs DPR Korea
26 March 2019 Tuesday 5.00pm Singapore vs Mongolia

Singapore Under-22 National Team

S/N Name Pos DOB Club
1 Kenji Rusydi GK 12-Jul-98 Young Lions
2 Adib Nur Hakim GK 9-Mar-98 Young Lions
3 Zharfan Rohaizad GK 21-Feb-97 Young Lions
4 Akram Azman DF 21-Nov-00 Young Lions
5 Danish Irfan DF 10-Mar-99 Geylang International FC
6 Irfan Fandi DF 13-Aug-97 BG Pathum United (THA)
7 Irfan Najeeb DF 31-Jul-99 SAFSA
8 Nur Adam Abdullah DF 13-Apr-01 Young Lions
9 Syahrul Sazali DF 3-Jun-98 Young Lions
10 Zulqarnaen Suzliman DF 29-Mar-98 Young Lions
11 Lionel Tan DF 5-Jun-97 Young Lions
12 Amirul Haikal MF 11-Oct-99 SAFSA
13 Justin Hui MF 17-Feb-98 Hougang United FC
14 Jacob Mahler MF 10-Apr-00 Young Lions
15 Joshua Pereira MF 10-Oct-97 Young Lions
16 Naqiuddin Eunos MF 12-Jan-97 Young Lions
17 Saifullah Akbar MF 31-Jan-99 Young Lions
18 Nur Luqman MF 20-Jun-98 Young Lions
19 Hami Syahin MF 16-Dec-98 Home United FC
20 Arshad Shamim MF 9-Dec-99 Home United FC
21 Haiqal Pashia FW 29-Nov-98 Young Lions
22 Ikhsan Fandi FW 9-Apr-99 Raufoss IL (NOR)
23 Amiruldin Asraf FW 8-Jan-97 Home United FC
24 Syukri Bashir FW 11-Apr-98 Young Lions

* 23 players will be registered for the qualifiers