National Teams – Age-group ● Oct 06, 2021

Provisional Singapore squad announced for AFC U23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers


28 players to vie for a spot in the final Under-22 Men’s National Team squad for
Group H campaign in end October



SINGAPORE, 6 OCTOBER 2021 – A provisional squad of 28 players was named today for the Singapore Under-22 Men’s National Team’s upcoming Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Asian Cup 2022 qualifying campaign.


Singapore are set to begin their Group H campaign against Timor-Leste on 25 October 2021 before going on to play the Philippines and Korea Republic over the following six days.


This provisional squad was selected based on player performances throughout the 2021 AIA Singapore Premier League (SPL) season as well as the two centralised U22 training camps that were held in June and September. Forward Ilhan Fandi has been ruled out due to injury; he is currently recuperating after undergoing a surgery in mid-September.


The team will undergo centralised training starting on 11 October before being whittled down to a final tournament squad of 23 on 18 October.


Singapore U22 Head Coach Nazri Nasir said: “This team has been picked after looking at all the eligible players’ displays during the SPL season and of course in extensive consultation with my assistant Philippe Aw, who has worked very closely with the Young Lions as their Head Coach this year.


“During this upcoming centralised training, we will further emphasise on the philosophy we have adapted for the boys to execute since the previous centralised training. We will also be looking at players who have good character, both in and outside the field. Of course, a winning mentality is very important, especially as these boys have not played international tournaments for a while; this is where we will look at how hungry they are to fight for a place in the final squad.


“Everyone will have the chance to prove their worth during the training sessions and again, we want to emphasise that possessing the right mentality is important, along with their playing abilities and understanding of our playing philosophies.”


In line with the prevailing COVID-19 safe management measures, a maximum of 1,000 spectators will be allowed in the stadium for each match. Detailed ticketing information will be released next week.


Singapore are aiming to make the final tournament for the first time in its history. A total of 11 groups from both the West and East Zone will contest the Qualifiers, with the group winners and four best second-placed teams set to advance to the final stage. The AFC U23 Asian Cup 2022, the fifth edition of the tournament, will be held in Uzbekistan in June 2022.


Singapore Under-22 Men’s National Team Provisional Squad for AFC Under-23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers

S/N Name Pos DOB Club
1 Dylan Pereira Singh GK 31-Jul-00 Young Lions
2 Martyn Mun GK 7-Jan-00 Young Lions
3 Ridhwan Fikri GK 29-Apr-99 Young Lions
4 Amirul Haikal DF 11-Oct-99 Tampines Rovers
5 Danish Irfan DF 10-Mar-99 Young Lions
6 Jacob Mahler DF 10-Apr-00 Young Lions
7 Jordan Emaviwe DF 9-Apr-01 Young Lions
8 Nazhiim Harman DF 2-Mar-99 Young Lions
9 Nur Adam Abdullah DF 13-Apr-01 Lion City Sailors
10 Raoul Suhaimi DF 18-Sep-05 Young Lions
11 Ryaan Sanizal DF 31-May-02 Tampines Rovers
12 Ryhan Stewart DF 15-Feb-00 Young Lions
13 Arshad Shamim MF 9-Dec-99 Young Lions
14 Daniel Goh MF 13-Aug-99 Young Lions
15 Farhan Zulkifli MF 10-Nov-02 Hougang United
16 Harhys Stewart MF 20-Mar-01 Young Lions
17 Jared Gallagher MF 18-Jan-02 Young Lions
18 Joel Chew MF 9-Feb-00 Young Lions
19 Marc Ryan Tan MF 18-Jan-02 Tampines Rovers
20 Ong Yu En MF 3-Oct-03 Albirex Niigata (S)
21 Rezza Rezky MF 8-Nov-00 Young Lions
22 Saifullah Akbar MF 31-Jan-99 Lion City Sailors
23 Shah Shahiran MF 14-Nov-99 Young Lions
24 Zamani Zamri MF 31-May-01 Young Lions
25 Fikri Junaidi FW 2-Apr-00 Albirex Niigata (S)
26 Glenn Kweh FW 26-Mar-00 Young Lions
27 Khairin Nadim FW 8-May-04 Young Lions
28 Zikos Chua FW 15-Apr-02 Young Lions

AFC Under-23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers Group H fixtures

Date Time Match Venue
25 October 2021
5.00pm Korea Republic vs Philippines  

Jalan Besar Stadium

8.00pm Singapore vs Timor-Leste
28 October 2021
5.00pm Timor-Leste vs Korea Republic
8.00pm Philippines vs Singapore
31 October 2021
5.00pm Timor-Leste vs Philippines
8.00pm Korea Republic vs Singapore




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