National Teams – Age-group ● Apr 19, 2022

Provisional Singapore Under-23 squad named for 31st SEA Games


27 players to vie for spot in final squad for Group B campaign in Vietnam



SINGAPORE, 19 APRIL 2022 – A provisional squad of 27 players was named today for the Singapore Men’s Under-23 National Team’s upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games campaign in Vietnam.


Most of the 27 players will undergo a local centralised training camp from 25 April 2022 in preparation for the tournament before a final squad of 20 players is named ahead of the team’s departure on 4 May 2022. The sibling duo of Irfan and Ikhsan Fandi will not be joining the centralised training due to ongoing club commitments. Similarly, Hami Syahin, Nur Adam Abdullah and Saifullah Akbar are involved with their club’s Asian Football Confederation Champions League campaign in Thailand.


Having previously been a Under-22 tournament, men’s football at this year’s SEA Games will be a Under-23 tournament to factor in the six-month postponement of the Games, with each team able to call up a maximum of three overaged players. Goalkeeper Zaiful Nizam, defender Irfan Fandi and midfielders Hami Syahin and Zulfahmi Arifin are in contention to fill the overaged player slots.


Meanwhile, striker Ilhan Fandi and midfielder Farhan Zulkifli have been ruled out of the tournament after sustaining injuries while representing their clubs in the AIA Singapore Premier League.



Head Coach Nazri Nasir said: “Most of the players are in the youth and senior set-up so they are already familiar with our style of our play. We will use the centralised training to further build chemistry between the players and to practice patterns of play so that the boys will be able to execute our philosophy on the pitch. The overaged players that I have selected will also fit into the system that we will deploy, and I am thankful for the support their clubs have given for the national cause.


“It is unfortunate that Ilhan and Farhan will not be participating in this year’s SEA Games, but it will be a great opportunity for other players to step up and prove to me they deserve a spot in the final squad.”


Singapore has been drawn in Group B along with Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. The Young Lions’ first game will be against Laos on 7 May 2022 before they take on record 16-time winner Thailand three days later. All Group B matches will be held at the Thien Truong Stadium in Nam Dinh.


Provisional Singapore Under-23 Men’s National Team Squad for SEA Games

S/N Name Pos Age DOB Club
1 Ridhwan Fikri GK 22 29-Apr-99 Young Lions
2 Zaiful Nizam* GK 34 24-Jul-87 Geylang International
3 Riki Kimura GK 21 14-Nov-00 Balestier Khalsa
4 Harith Kanadi DF 21 01-Aug-00 Young Lions
5 Irfan Fandi* DF 24 13-Aug-97 BG Pathum (THA)
6 Irfan Najeeb DF 22 31-Jul-99 Tampines Rovers
7 Jacob Mahler DF 22 10-Apr-00 Young Lions
8 Jordan Emaviwe DF 21 09-Apr-01 Young Lions
9 Nur Adam Abdullah DF 20 13-Apr-01 Lion City Sailors
10 Ryaan Sanizal DF 19 31-May-02 Tampines Rovers
11 Ryhan Stewart DF 22 15-Feb-00 Young Lions
12 Syabil Hisham DF 19 20-Sep-02 Young Lions
13 Arshad Shamim MF 22 09-Dec-99 Young Lions
14 Danish Qayyum MF 20 02-Feb-02 Young Lions
15 Jared Gallagher MF 20 18-Jan-02 Young Lions
16 Joel Chew MF 22 09-Feb-00 Young Lions
17 Hami Syahin* MF 23 16-Dec-98 Lion City Sailors
18 Harhys Stewart MF 21 20-Mar-01 Young Lions
19 Rezza Rezky MF 21 08-Nov-00 Young Lions
20 Saifullah Akbar MF 23 31-Jan-99 Lion City Sailors
21 Shah Shahiran MF 22 14-Nov-99 Young Lions
22 Zulfahmi Arifin* MF 30 05-Oct-91 Hougang United
23 Glenn Kweh FW 22 26-Mar-00 Young Lions
24 Ikhsan Fandi FW 23 09-Apr-99 BG Pathum (THA)
25 Khairin Nadim FW 17 08-May-04 Young Lions
26 Nicky Melvin Singh FW 19 13-Jun-02 Albirex Niigata (S)
27 Zikos Chua FW 20 15-Apr-02 Young Lions


SEA Games Group B Fixtures

Date Match Venue
7 May 2022, Saturday Singapore vs Laos Thien Truong Stadium,
Nam Dinh, Vietnam
9 May 2022, Monday Thailand vs Singapore
11 May 2022, Wednesday Cambodia vs Singapore
14 May 2022, Saturday Singapore vs Malaysia




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