National Team - Lionesses ● Jun 30, 2022
Lionesses to depart for AFF Women’s Championship
Coach Stephen Ng briefing the team at a training session, 25 June 2022.
SINGAPORE, 30 JUNE 2022 – The Singapore Women’s National Team will depart to Manila, the Philippines for the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship tomorrow.
The Lionesses have been drawn into Group A for the regional tournament, where they will first face Malaysia on 4 July before playing hosts Philippines, Thailand, Australia and Indonesia every alternate day.
Head Coach Stephen Ng is well aware of the challenging match-ups, in particular with 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup representatives Philippines and Australia, as well as Thailand, who competed in the last two editions.
However, Ng wants his charges to push themselves and said: “We are in our development phase and we are making progress. We can see a good momentum going and this is another experience that can really push us forward. Regardless of results, I want them to compete for every challenge and to be disciplined in their play. We will work hard in every game. Whatever the outcome, we should focus on the level of performance and approach our games with a good mentality. We have shown these attributes before when we faced Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong in international friendlies, that we are capable of battling higher-ranked teams and we will continue to build on this in Manila.”
Twenty-seven players have been named in the traveling squad. Defender Siti Rosnani Azman misses out due to league commitments with Japanese club Kibi International University Charme in the Nadeshiko League 2. The Lionesses will be led by defender Ernie Sulastri, whose next appearance will mark her 50th for Singapore.
Singapore’s Fixtures at the AFF Women’s Championship
|Singapore vs Malaysia||4 July 2022||4pm||Rizal Memorial Stadium|
|Philippines vs Singapore||6 July 2022||7pm||Rizal Memorial Stadium|
|Thailand vs Singapore||8 July 2022||7pm||City of Imus Grandstand|
|Singapore vs Australia||10 July 2022||4pm||Rizal Memorial Stadium|
|Indonesia vs Singapore||12 July 2022||7pm||Binan Football Stadium|
Singapore Women’s National Team
|1||Georgia Annette Khoo||GK||0||11-Dec-99||Ayer Rajah Gryphons|
|2||Noor Kusumawati Rosman||GK||40||29-Sep-90||Lion City Sailors|
|3||Nurul Haziqah Haszman||GK||1||29-Apr-03||Tanjong Pagar United|
|4||Tan Li Bin Beatrice||GK||7||29-Jun-92||Lion City Sailors|
|5||Ernie Sulastri Sontaril||DF||49||24-Nov-88||Lion City Sailors|
|6||Fatin Aqillah Ridzwan||DF||9||11-Jun-94||Lion City Sailors|
|7||Mastura Jeilani||DF||13||10-Jul-92||Balestier Khalsa|
|8||Nadhra Aqilah Saiful||DF||5||12-Apr-94||Albirex Niigata (S)|
|9||Nur Syafiqah Peer||DF||2||4-Oct-96||Balestier Khalsa|
|10||Nur Syazwani Ruzi||DF||15||20-Dec-01||Lion City Sailors|
|11||Nur Umairah Hamdan||DF||15||11-Mar-02||Lion City Sailors|
|12||Putri Syaliza Sazali||DF||13||17-Mar-03||Eastern Florida State (USA)|
|13||Alyssa Deanna Yazrin||MF||0||6-Dec-99||Tanjong Pagar United|
|14||Dorcas Chu||MF||14||29-Jul-02||Lion City Sailors|
|15||Dhaniyah Qasimah||MF||14||7-Jul-04||Hougang United|
|16||Irsalina Binte Irwan||MF||1||1-Jan-07||Albirex Niigata (S)|
|17||Lila Tan Hui Ying||MF||3||4-Jun-06||Lion City Sailors|
|18||Lim Ying Xuan Venetia||MF||10||14-Oct-03||Lion City Sailors|
|19||Nurhidayu Binte Naszri||MF||8||16-Mar-04||Bussorah Youth Sports Club|
|20||Nur Afiqah Omar||MF||6||15-Oct-01||Still Aerion Women’s|
|21||Nur Farhanah Ruhaizat||MF||25||26-Jul-98||Still Aerion Women’s|
|22||Stephanie Gigette Dominguez||MF||22||27-Sep-98||Still Aerion Women’s|
|23||Claire Marie Tay||FW||1||14-Jan-00||Still Aerion Women’s|
|24||Danelle Tan Li Ern||FW||11||25-Oct-04||Lion City Sailors|
|25||Nicole Lim Yan Xiu||FW||3||10-Apr-02||Lion City Sailors|
|26||Nur Izzati Rosni||FW||19||24-May-99||Lion City Sailors|
|27||Summer Chong||FW||1||18-Dec-04||Black Rock FC (USA)|
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