National Team - Lionesses ● Apr 30, 2022
Lionesses squad announced for 31st SEA Games
Singapore set to compete at regional tournament for first time since 2003
Lionesses marching out for a practice match in Chonburi, Thailand, 27 April 2022.
SINGAPORE, 30 APRIL 2022 – Singapore Women’s National Team Head Coach Stephen Ng today named a final squad of 20 players for the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Vietnam.
The team will travel to Cam Pha on 7 May 2022 and begin their Group B campaign against Thailand three days later. Laos and Myanmar are the other teams in the group. All of Singapore’s matches will be streamed live on Mediacorp’s meWATCH platform.
The final selection was trimmed from a provisional squad of 27 players that had been undergoing centralised training since 20 April 2022. That team recently concluded an eight-day training camp in Thailand on Thursday.
With an average age of 22.9 years, the Lionesses are set to make their first SEA Games appearance since 2003 and their fifth overall, having featured in 1985, 1995 and 2001. All 20 players in the team, who will be captained by Ernie Sulastri, will be looking forward to making their SEA Games debuts.
Coach Ng can count on the international experience of defender Siti Rosnani Azman, midfielder Putri Syaliza and forwards Danelle Tan and Nicole Lim, who play in Japan, the United States of America, England and Scotland respectively.
Rosnani will don the national colours for the first time since the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship in August 2019. The 24-year-old moved to Australia in 2020 to play for semi-professional club Southwest Queensland (SWQ) Thunder in the country’s second-tier division. She then inked a professional contract with Japan’s Women Empowerment League club International Athletic Club Kobe Leonessa and was subsequently loaned out to Kibi International University Charme to play in Nadeshiko League 2.
Coach Ng said: “We have prepared for this competition with two international friendly matches at the FAS Tri-Nations Series 2022 and three more practice matches in Chonburi, Thailand. Throughout this period, I have emphasised the need for belief and courage, and I am confident that the players will fight and put up a tough challenge for our opponents.
“We may be underdogs going into the SEA Games, given it has been 19 years since Singapore has participated. Regardless, we will be focused on the team’s performance and want to make a statement to the region that the Singapore women’s national football team is a force to be reckoned with.”
Rosnani said: “I feel honoured to be called up to play for Singapore again and it is an exciting time for women’s football in Singapore. It has been a while since I last played with the team, but I am eager to adapt and fit right in with the players, under Coach Stephen. Even though I have been in Australia and Japan the last two years, I have been following the team’s progress and have kept in touch with my team-mates, and we talk daily, so I am looking forward to being on the pitch with them again.”
Singapore Women’s National Team Squad for 31st SEA Games
|1||Beatrice Tan||GK||5||0||29-Jun-92||Lion City Sailors|
|2||Noor Kusumawati||GK||37||0||29-Sep-90||Lion City Sailors|
|3||Dhaniyah Qasimah||DF||9||0||7-Jul-04||Hougang United|
|4||Ernie Sulastri||DF||44||0||24-Nov-88||Lion City Sailors|
|5||Fatin Ridzwan||DF||6||0||11-Jun-94||Lion City Sailors|
|6||Khairunnisa Anwar||DF||2||0||21-Feb-03||Lion City Sailors|
|7||Nurhidayu Naszri||DF||4||0||16-Mar-04||Bussorah Youth Sports Club|
|8||Rosnani Azman||DF||28||0||22-May-97||Kibi International University (JPN)|
|9||Syazwani Ruzi||DF||11||0||20-Dec-01||Lion City Sailors|
|10||Umairah Hamdan||DF||11||0||11-Mar-02||Lion City Sailors|
|11||Dorcas Chu||MF||9||1||29-Jul-02||Lion City Sailors|
|12||Farhanah Ruhaizat||MF||20||0||26-Jul-98||Still Aerion|
|13||Ho Hui Xin||MF||29||0||23-Apr-92||Lion City Sailors|
|14||Izzati Rosni||MF||14||1||24-May-99||Lion City Sailors|
|15||Mastura Jeilani||MF||11||0||10-Jul-92||Balestier Khalsa|
|16||Putri Syaliza||MF||8||1||17-Mar-03||Eastern Florida State (USA)|
|17||Venetia Lim||MF||6||0||14-Oct-03||Lion City Sailors|
|18||Danelle Tan||FW||7||3||25-Oct-04||Mill Hill School (ENG)|
|19||Nicole Lim||FW||1||0||10-Apr-02||University of Edinburgh (SCT)|
|20||Stephanie Gigette||FW||17||4||27-Sep-98||Still Aerion|
SEA Games Group B Fixtures
|10 May 2022, Tuesday||8pm (SGT)||Thailand vs Singapore||Cẩm Phả Stadium, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam|
|13 May 2022, Friday||5pm (SGT)||Laos vs Singapore|
|15 May 2022, Sunday||5pm (SGT)||Singapore vs Myanmar|
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