National Team - Lions ● Mar 07, 2019

Nazri Nasir to lead Lions in AIRMARINE Cup 2019


SINGAPORE, 7 MARCH 2019 – Former Lions captain Nazri Nasir has been appointed to lead the Singapore National Team for the AIRMARINE Cup 2019, a four-nation ‘A’ international friendly tournament.

Hosted by the Football Association of Malaysia, Afghanistan, Oman and Malaysia will complete the quartet of participating nations. Singapore will face Malaysia on Wednesday 20 March, while Oman and Afghanistan will meet in the earlier match that day. The third-placing match and final will be played on Saturday 23 March.

Former National Team player Noh Rahman will assist Nazri for the tournament. Football Association of Singapore Vice-President Teo Hock Seng will join the team as the Head of Delegation. The squad includes Tampines Rovers defenders Irwan Shah, who was last capped in a 2013 friendly away against China, and Amirul Adli who last featured in the squad in 2015.

It will be Nazri’s first time leading the Lions. He said: “It is a dream and an honour to be able to lead the Lions for the AIRMARINE Cup 2019. I am familiar with our players, having worked with them in different capacities including in Lions XII. While our Under-22 players will be playing in the 2020 Asian Football Confederation Under-23 qualifiers, we have called up players whom I believe will be vital in our success in the tournament. We’re playing our first game against Malaysia and we will play our hearts out for our country.”

The matches will be LIVE on SingTel Mio Sports Ch 111.

AIRMARINE Cup 2019 Fixtures

Date Match Time Venue
20 March 2019
Oman vs Afghanistan 4.30pm Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
20 March 2019
Malaysia vs Singapore 8.45pm Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
23 March 2019
Third-placing match 4.30pm Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
23 March 2019
Final 8.45pm Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur

Singapore Squad for AIRMARINE Cup 2019

S/N Name Pos Caps Goals DOB Club
1 Izwan Mahbud GK 44 0 14-Jul-90 Nongbua Pitchaya
2 Syazwan Buhari         GK 0 0 22-Sep-92 Tampines Rovers
3 Zaiful Nizam GK 2 0 24-Jul-87 Balestier Khalsa
4 Amirul Adli DF 4 0 13-Jan-96 Tampines Rovers
5 Emmeric Ong DF 2 0 25-Jan-91 Warriors FC
6 Faritz Hameed DF 30 0 16-Jan-90 Home United
7 Irwan Shah DF 20 0 02-Nov-88 Tampines Rovers
8 Nazrul Nazari DF 30 0 11-Feb-91 Hougang United
9 Safuwan Baharudin DF 85 10 22-Sep-91 Pahang FA
10 Shakir Hamzah DF 47 2 20-Oct-92 Kedah FA
11 Hariss Harun MF 90 9 19-Nov-90 Johor Darul Ta’zim FC
12 Huzaifah Aziz MF 2 0 27-Jun-94 Balestier Khalsa
13 Izzdin Shafiq MF 37 0 14-Dec-90 Home United
14 M Anumanthan MF 17 0 14-Jul-94 Hougang United
15 Shahdan Sulaiman MF 55 3 09-May-88 Tampines Rovers
16 Yasir Hanapi MF 28 1 21-Jun-89 Tampines Rovers
17 Zulfahmi Arifin MF 38 0 05-Oct-91 Hougang United
18 Faris Ramli FW 47 6 24-Aug-92 Hougang United
19 Gabriel Quak FW 27 3 22-Dec-90 Warriors FC
20 Iqbal Hussain FW 6 0 06-Jun-93 Hougang United
21 Khairul Amri FW 128 32 14-Mar-85 Tampines Rovers
22 Khairul Nizam FW 21 0 25-Jun-91 Warriors FC