National Teams – Age-group ● Jul 22, 2019

Philippe Aw names Singapore squad for AFF U15 Championships


SINGAPORE, 22 JULY 2019 – Singapore Under-15 National Team Head Coach Philippe Aw has finalised his 22-strong squad for the 2019 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Under-15 Championship that will take place from 27 July to 9 August in Chonburi, Thailand.

Singapore have been drawn in Group A alongside defending champions Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Timor-Leste and the Philippines. They open their campaign against Myanmar on 27 July.

The squad, which is participating in their first ever AFF tournament, comprises five players from Singapore Premier League clubs and includes Finland-based defender Xavier Wong.

Aw, who took up his role in January, has placed a strong emphasis on discipline and teamwork when selecting the players.

“Discipline is one of the cornerstones upon which a successful team is built,” he said. “We had a plan since last year with the introduction of the FAS U14 developmental league and we have been monitoring eligible players over the past few months, speaking with school and club coaches, and watching players as much as possible during local competitions. The players who made the final squad have shown that they possess the right mindset and attitude that is required at this early stage if they wish to progress to the next level. Having excellent technical ability is not enough if you are unable to instil the desire to display professionalism both on and off the pitch. This is the stage where we need to start the process.

“As this will be their first AFF tournament, it is also important for these boys to learn from such international matches as it will aid their development towards the long-term goal of being a full-fledged National Team player.

“Our aim at this tournament is to be competitive in all our matches, while displaying the key values of discipline, resilience and teamwork.”

The top two teams in each group qualify for the semi-finals on 7 August, with the third/fourth-placing match and the final scheduled to be held on 9 August.

The Singapore U15s will depart Singapore on Thursday, 25 July.

2019 AFF U15 Championship Fixtures

Date Time (SGT) Match Venue
27 July 2019 Saturday 7.00pm Myanmar vs Singapore     Institute of Physical Education, Chonburi
29 July 2019 Monday 4.00pm Indonesia vs Singapore
31 July 2019 Wednesday 4.30pm Singapore vs Vietnam
2 August 2019 Friday 7.00pm Timor-Leste vs Singapore
4 August 2019 Sunday 4.30pm Singapore vs Philippines  

Singapore Under-15 Men’s National Team

S/N Name Pos Age Club/School
1 Aizil Yazid GK 15 Greenridge Secondary School
2 Sunny Tia GK 15 Home United
3 Veer Karan Sobti GK 15 United World College
4 Adam Norkhalis DF 15 Jurongville Secondary School
5 Aqil Yazid DF 15 Singapore Sports School
6 Farid Jafiri DF 15 Active SG
7 Junki Kenn Yoshimura DF 15 Singapore Sports School
8 Rayyan Ramzdan DF 15 Jurongville Secondary School
9 Kieran Teo DF 15 Home United
10 Xavier Wong DF 15 Inter Turku (Finland)
11 Ahmad Dzulfaqar MF 15 Albirex Niigata (S)
12 Arsyad Basiron MF 15 Jurongville Secondary School
13 Danie Hafiy MF 15 Active SG
14 Dylan Choo MF 15 Active SG
15 Ethan Henry Pinto MF 15 Singapore Sports School
16 Kenji Austin MF 15 Active SG
17 Seng Hong Kai MF 15 Geylang International
18 Sufian Saberin MF 15 Serangoon Garden Secondary School
19 Ali Manaf FW 14 Meridian Secondary School
20 Amir Syafiz Rashid FW 15 Singapore Sports School
21 Irfan Iskandar FW 15 Singapore Sports School
22 Nasrul Haji FW 15 Geylang International