National Team - Lionesses ● Aug 13, 2019

Lionesses to meet World Cup team Thailand in AFF Women’s Championship 2019


SINGAPORE, 13 AUGUST 2019 – The Singapore Women’s National Team, led by Head Coach Melisa Ye, departed for Chonburi, Thailand today for the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship 2019.

Singapore will kick-off against Timor-Leste in their opening Group A game on 15 August. Their second game will see them play hosts Thailand – who recently competed at the FIFA World Cup for the second time – two days later. The Lionesses will then face Causeway rivals Malaysia on 19 August before rounding up their group stage campaign against Philippines on 23 August.

The 23-strong squad includes Danelle Tan and Dhaniyah Qasimah, both of whom have been called up from the Under-15 Women’s National Team.

“This is a relatively young squad which we have put together for the tournament,” Melisa said. “While we recognise the need for players who have international experience, we are also mindful of the importance of blooding young talent, such as Danelle and Dhaniyah, into the squad. I believe that the younger ones will benefit greatly from the guidance of the senior players.

“We find ourselves in a tough group that contains the host and 2019 World Cup finalists Thailand. The key thing I want from my players is that they should show no fear and play with pride when they step onto the pitch. It is important for them to get exposure and experience at the international level, and they should use this opportunity to put up a good fight in the tournament to show what they can do and where they stand against our regional opponents.”

Leading up to the tournament, the Lionesses competed in the Arafura Games 2019 and played international friendlies against Vanuatu, Fiji and Myanmar as part of their preparations.

AFF Women’s Championship Fixtures

Date Time (SGT) Match Venue
15 August 2019 Thursday   7.00pm Timor-Leste vs Singapore Institute of Physical Education, Chonburi
17 August 2019 Saturday Singapore vs Thailand
19 August 2019 Monday 4.00pm Malaysia vs Singapore
23 August 2019 Friday Singapore vs Philippines

Women’s National Team

S/N Name Pos Caps DOB Club
1 Beatrice Tan GK 2 29-Jun-92 Tanjong Pagar United
2 Noor Kusumawati GK 32 29-Sep-90 Warriors FC
3 Pamela Kong GK 1 5-Sep-91 Still Aerion
4 Syazwani Ruzi DF 3 20-Dec-01 Still Aerion
5 Farhanah Ruhaizat DF 14 26-Jul-98 Tanjong Pagar United
6 Mira Ruzana DF 0 6-Jan-01 Still Aerion
7 Rosnani Azman DF 23 22-May-97 Home United
8 Umairah Hamdan DF 7 11-Mar-02 Tampines Changkat
9 Suria Priya DF 19 27-May-91 Curtin Uni FC (AUS)
10 Dhaniyah Qasimah DF 2 7-Jul-04 GDT Circuit
11 Izzati Rosni MF 7 24-May-99 Still Aerion
12 Faradila Rafidi MF 2 15-Oct-98 Still Aerion
13 Ernie Sulastri MF 28 24-Nov-88 Home United
14 Venetia Lim MF 1 14-Oct-03 Still Aerion
15 Dorcas Chu MF 2 29-Jul-02 Warriors FC
16 Ho Huixin MF 26 23-Apr-92 Home United
17 Danelle Tan MF 0 25-Oct-04 Still Aerion
18 Chris Yip-Au FW 14 5-Apr-94 Monaro FC (AUS)
19 Stephanie Gigette Dominguez FW 11 27-Sep-98 Still Aerion
20 Raudhah Kamis FW 17 4-Mar-99 Tiong Bahru
21 Wan Nabilah Razali FW 5 15-May-93 Tiong Bahru
22 Lim Li Xian FW 22 24-Nov-96 Warriors FC
23 Sitianiwati Rosielin FW 18 26-May-97 Warriors FC