National Team - Lions ● Aug 29, 2018

Lions squad for Mauritius and Fiji friendlies announced


SINGAPORE, 29 AUGUST 2018: Singapore National Team Head Coach Fandi Ahmad has called up a 26-man squad for Singapore’s friendlies against Mauritius and Fiji on 7 and 11 September respectively. The squad includes five uncapped players, among which three – Zulfadhmi Suzliman, Zulqarnaen Suzliman and Jacob Mahler – have been called up at the senior level for the first time.


At 18 years old, Mahler is the youngest player in the squad. The squad also includes the nine Singaporean players who are plying their trade in Malaysia and Thailand. The team will come together on 3 September for their first centralised training at Geylang Training Centre.


Coach Fandi said: “The players I have selected have done well in their respective leagues and I feel there is an ideal mix of experience and potential in this team. We have been monitoring our overseas-based players to keep track of their development and performance, and we are all aware that the competition for the National Team is high given that the younger players are also eager to impress. Every member of the squad has something unique to bring to the table and I am looking forward to the two upcoming games.


“The three new faces in the team, Zulfadhmi, Zulqarnaen and Jacob, have taken their opportunities to shine in the SPL this season and being in the National Team set-up will benefit their development. These two months leading up to November’s AFF Suzuki Cup are crucial for us, and I hope that our fans will give their fullest support as we embark on this journey together.”


Midfielder Jacob Mahler, who plays for the Young Lions, said: “I’m honoured to have been called up to the National Team and grateful to coach Fandi for giving me this opportunity. Training with the senior team has been a great experience and I am looking forward to learning from them and improving my game in the process.”


The matches – including the matches against Mongolia (12 October) and Cambodia (16 October) – are part of the team’s preparations for 2018 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup, and are Fandi’s first since his appointment as the Head Coach for the Lions’ AFF Suzuki Cup campaign.


Singapore National Team

S/N Name Pos Caps Goals D.O.B. Club
1 Hassan Sunny GK 74 0 02-Apr-84 Army United FC
2 Izwan Mahbud GK 42 0 14-Jul-90 Nongbua Pitchaya FC
3 Zaiful Nizam GK 1 0 24-Jul-87 Balestier Khalsa FC
4 Baihakki Khaizan DF 131 5 31-Jan-84 Udon Thani FC
5 Faritz Abdul Hameed DF 27 0 16-Jan-90 Home United FC
6 Ho Wai Loon DF 0 0 20-Aug-93 Warriors FC
7 Irfan Fandi DF 13 1 13-Aug-97 Young Lions
8 Nazrul Nazari DF 25 0 11-Feb-91 Hougang United FC
9 Safuwan Baharudin DF 78 7 22-Sep-91 Pahang FA
10 Shakir Hamzah DF 40 2 20-Oct-92 Home United FC
11 Zulfahmi Arifin DF 34 0 05-Oct-91 Chonburi FC
12 Zulqarnaen Suzliman DF 0 0 29-Mar-98 Young Lions
13 Hami Syahin MF 0 0 16-Dec-98 Young Lions
14 Hariss Harun MF 83 6 19-Nov-90 Johor Darul Takzim FC
15 Izzdin Shafiq MF 30 0 14-Dec-90 Home United FC
16 M Anumanthan MF 15 0 14-Jul-94 Home United FC
17 Jacob Mahler MF 0 0 10-Apr-00 Young Lions
18 Gabriel Quak MF 21 2 22-Dec-90 Navy FC
19 Shahdan Sulaiman MF 54 3 09-May-88 Melaka United FC
20 Yasir Hanapi MF 22 1 21-Jun-89 Tampines Rovers FC
21 Zulfadhmi Suzliman MF 0 0 10-Feb-96 Tampines Rovers FC
22 Faris Ramli FW 41 4 24-Aug-92 PKNS FC
23 Ikhsan Fandi FW 4 0 09-Apr-99 Young Lions
24 Iqbal Hussain FW 3 0 06-Jun-93 Hougang United FC
25 Khairul Amri FW 121 32 14-Mar-85 Tampines Rovers FC
26 Shahril Ishak FW 134 14 23-Jan-84 Home United FC


Tickets are available from and onsite on match-days. Fans are urged to buy their tickets early online to avoid the queues on match-day.


The ticket prices (inclusive of ticketing fees) are as follows. All matches will kick off at 7.30pm at Bishan Stadium.

Date Match




Single match Two matches bundle Three matches bundle
Adult Concession* Adult Concession* Adult Concession*
7 Sep 2018


Singapore v Mauritius $12 $6 $20 $10 $27 $12
11 Sep 2018


Singapore v Fiji $12 $6
12 Oct 2018


Singapore v Mongolia $12 $6

* Concession tickets are applicable to Students aged 16 and below, and Senior Citizens aged 60 and above.