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
|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
|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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