Press Releases ● Aug 24, 2016

Lions To Take On Bahrain And Hong Kong

The ‘Florence Nightingale’ of local football, Nurhafizah Abu Sujad broadens the reach of her quest to keep footballers in top condition, joining the Lion City Sailors while retaining her role as National Teams Head Physiotherapist.

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SINGAPORE, 24 AUGUST 2016The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) today announced that the National Team will be playing two international ‚ÄòA‚Äô friendlies against Bahrain and Hong Kong, on 1 September and 11 October 2016 respectively. Both matches, part of the Lions‚Äô preparations for the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup, will be played away.

 

“Bahrain and Hong Kong are good opponents. Hong Kong has good and physically strong players, some of whom are naturalised. Their playing style is similar to some of our opponents at the AFF Suzuki Cup, and we are looking forward to the game. Bahrain, being 33 places above us in the FIFA World Ranking, will also be a good test for us. I have said before that it is important for us to have high-quality matches against strong opponents, so we are happy to have these matches lined up together with the Causeway Challenge against Malaysia on 7 October. They will certainly help us to gear up for the Suzuki Cup,” said Singapore coach V. Sundram Moorthy.

 

A 24-strong squad has been selected for the match against Bahrain, with Hougang United FC forward Iqbal Hussain among those eager to impress Coach Sundram.

 

“I am excited to be called up by Coach Sundram for the match against Bahrain. It shows that my hard work in the S.League has paid off, and I am looking forward to learning not just from him but also from the seniors in the team,” said Iqbal, who has scored four goals for his club this year.

 

Tickets for the Causeway Challenge 2016 will be available from www.sportshubtix.sg from 12.00pm on 1 September 2016. Early bird prices (from 1-12 September) start from $6 for concession tickets.

 

Scheduled Friendly Matches 

Date

Time

Match

Venue

1 September 2016

Thursday

7:15pm (BH time)

12.15am (SG time, next day)

Bahrain vs Singapore

Bahrain National Stadium

Manama, Bahrain

7 October 2016

Friday

8.30pm 

Singapore vs Malaysia

National Stadium

Singapore

11 October 2016

Tuesday

8.00pm

Hong Kong vs Singapore

Mong Kok Stadium

Hong Kong

 

National Team Squad for Singapore vs Bahrain

S/N

PLAYERS NAME

POS

AGE

CAPS

GOALS

CLUB

1

Hassan Bin Abdullah Sunny

GK

32

55

0

ARMY UNITED FC

2

Mohamad Izwan Bin Mahbud

GK

26

39

0

TAMPINES ROVERS FC

3

Baihakki Bin Khaizan

DF

32

124

5

JOHOR DARUL TA’ZIM II

4

Mohammed Faritz Bin Abdul Hameed

DF

26

12

0

GEYLANG INTERNATIONAL FC

5

Muhammad Hafiz Bin Abu Sujad

DF

25

29

1

TAMPINES ROVERS FC

6

Bennett Daniel Mark

DF

38

125

6

GEYLANG INTERNATIONAL FC

7

Muhammad Shakir Bin Hamzah

DF

23

24

0

TAMPINES ROVERS FC

8

Muhammad Nazrul Bin Ahmad Nazari

DF

25

17

0

HOUGANG UNITED FC

9

Madhu M Mohana

DF

25

15

0

WARRIORS FC

10

Juma’at Bin Jantan

DF

32

31

0

HOME UNITED FC

11

Anumanthan S/O Mohan Kumar

MF

22

6

0

HOUGANG UNITED FC

12

Hariss S/O Harun

MF

25

63

4

JOHOR DARUL TA’ZIM

13

Mohammad Hafiz Bin Mohd Nor

MF

28

2

0

WARRIORS FC

14

Mohammad Shahril Bin Ishak

MF

32

129

14

JOHOR DARUL TA’ZIM II

15

Muhammad Izzdin Shafiq Bin Yacob

MF

25

14

0

TAMPINES ROVERS FC

16

Muhammad Safuwan Bin Baharudin

MF

24

59

5

PDRM FA

17

Muhammad Yasir Bin Hanapi

MF

27

8

0

TAMPINES ROVERS FC

18

Muhammad Zulfahmi Bin Mohd Arifin

MF

24

27

0

HOME UNITED FC

19

Gabriel Quak Jun Yi

MF

25

17

2

GEYLANG INTERNATIONAL FC

20

Safirul Bin Sulaiman

MF

23

6

0

GEYLANG INTERNATIONAL FC

21

Mohamad Sahil Bin Suhaimi

FW

24

16

1

GEYLANG INTERNATIONAL FC

22

Mohamed Iqbal Bin Hamid Hussain

FW

23

1

0

HOUGANG UNITED FC

23

Mohammad Azhar Bin Sairudin

FW

29

2

0

HOME UNITED FC

24

Mohammad Khairul Amri Bin Mohammad Kamal

FW

31

105

31

GARENA YOUNG LIONS

 

 

 

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