Press Releases ● Mar 13, 2018



SINGAPORE, 13 MARCH 2018: Singapore head coach V. Sundram Moorthy today confirmed the 23-man squad for the upcoming International ‘A’ friendly against Maldives and the 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup Qualifier against Chinese Taipei.


There is a maiden call-up for 17-year-old Benjamin Davis, who plays for Fulham FC’s Under-18 side after signing scholarship forms last July.


Benjamin said: “I was pleasantly surprised to receive the call up and this moment means a lot to me as I have always wanted to play for the National Team. My training at Fulham FC has been enriching and I am learning all the time. I will be making the most of this opportunity to learn from Coach Sundram and the more experienced players whom I will be joining.”


He is one of two uncapped players in the squad, the other being Geylang International FC defender Anders Aplin. Young Lions striker Ikhsan Fandi has also been named on standby to travel with the team.


Adam Swandi has earned a recall to the squad after a stellar 2017 season with Home United FC, having last turned out for the Lions in August 2015. He is one of two Singaporeans to sign with Albirex Niigata FC (S) this season. Hougang United FC attacker Iqbal Hussain and experienced centre-back Baihakki Khaizan, who plays for Thai second-tier side Udon Thani FC, have also returned to the National Team set-up.


Singapore will play Maldives on 23 March 2018 at the National Stadium in the lead-up to their final Asian Cup Qualifier match away against Chinese Taipei on 27 March.


Attractive bundle tickets have been made available for fans who wish to catch not only the National Team in action, but also the Under-23 National Team as well as Albirex Niigata FC (S) and Tampines Rovers FC in the Great Eastern Community Shield. All matches will be played at the National Stadium. Bundle tickets, which start at $9.00 for concession rates, may be bought here:


Coach Sundram said: “With several of our players plying their trade overseas this year, they will be bringing wide-ranging experiences to the squad. I have called up a mix of players, with some new, some familiar and some returning faces. These two matches are important to me in terms of bringing in fresh players into the fold to complement the seasoned players. I am looking forward to working with the boys again and hope to be playing to a full crowd of fans in our Lions’ first game of 2018 at the National Stadium.”


National Team Squad List (ages as of 13 Mar 2018)

1 Anders Eric Aplin DF 0 26 Geylang International FC
2 Benjamin James Davis MF 0 17 Fulham FC
3 Emmeric Ong Yu Min DF 1 27 Warriors FC
4 Zaiful Nizam Bin Abdullah GK 1 30 Balestier Khalsa FC
5 Mohamed Iqbal bin Hamid Hussain FW 3 24 Hougang United FC
6 Ikhsan Fandi Ahmad* FW 4 18 Young Lions
7 Muhd Shawal Anuar MF 4 26 Geylang International FC
8 Adam Swandi MF 5 22 Albirex Niigata FC (S)
9 Irfan Fandi Ahmad DF 11 20 Young Lions
10 Anumanthan S/O Mohan Kumar MF 15 23 Home United FC
11 Muhammad Yasir Bin Hanapi MF 20 28 Tampines Rovers FC
12 Nazrul Ahmad Nazari DF 23 27 Hougang United FC
13 Muhammad Izzdin Shafiq Bin Yacob MF 28 27 Home United FC
14 Mohamad Zulfahmi Bin Arifin DF 33 26 Chonburi FC
15 Muhammad Faris Bin Ramli MF 38 25 PKNS FC
16 Muhammad Shakir Bin Hamzah DF 38 25 Home United FC
17 Muhammad Hafiz Bin Abu Sujad DF 40 27 Johor Darul Ta’zim FC 2
18 Mohamad Izwan Bin Mahbud GK 42 27 Nongbua Pitchaya FC
19 Shahdan Bin Sulaiman MF 52 29 Melaka United SA
20 Hassan Bin Abdullah Sunny GK 72 33 Army United FC
21 Muhammad Safuwan Bin Baharudin MF 76 26 Pahang FA
22 Hariss S/O Harun MF 82 27 Johor Darul Ta’zim FC
23 Mohammad Khairul Amri Bin Mohammad Kamal FW 120 32 Tampines Rovers FC
24 Baihaikki Khaizan DF 129 34 Udon Thani FC

*On standby

Ticketing details:

Date Match Cat 1 *Concession Bundle1 Bundle


21 March 2018


RISING50 Celebrations

Singapore U23 vs. Indonesia U23

$10.00 $5.00 $20.00 $9.00
23 March 2018


International ‘A’ Friendly

Singapore vs. Maldives

$12.00 $5.00
31 March 2018


Great Eastern Community Shield

Albirex Niigata FC (S) vs. Tampines Rovers FC

$5.00 $2.00

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

1 One lucky winner will be chosen from the first 500 fans who purchase the ticket bundle to win a Golden Ticket which entitles him or her to gain complimentary entry to all Men’s and Women’s National Team home matches, across all age-groups, for 2018.