National Team - Lions ● Sep 19, 2022

Sahil Suhaimi, Syed Firdaus Hassan called up to Singapore squad


Syed Firdaus Hassan and Sahil Suhaimi at the airport, 19 September 2022.


SINGAPORE, 19 SEPTEMBER 2022 – Singapore Men’s National Team Head Coach Takayuki Nishigaya has called up Sahil Suhaimi and Syed Firdaus Hassan to the squad for this week’s international ‘A’ friendly matches against Vietnam and India.


The duo replace Faris Ramli and Song Uiyoung, both of the Lion City Sailors, who were included in the 23-strong team that was announced last Tuesday. Faris’ withdrawal comes after his expectant wife is due to deliver their second child in the coming week. While both his club’s and the Lions’ medical team have cleared him to play, Song made the decision to pull out of the travelling team as a precaution to a previously sustained ankle injury.


Coach Nishigaya remains upbeat despite the withdrawals, saying, “It is always a challenge when there are late dropouts especially when we are facing tough opposition in Vietnam and India, but I have belief in the strength and the depth of the team I have assembled. Family is more important than anything else, so I understand Faris not travelling with us. As for Song, it is his personal decision. I have full confidence with the two replacements I have called up and we must now focus on tackling the two matches that lay ahead.”


Hougang United forward Sahil last featured for the Lions in November 2019, while it is a maiden senior call-up for Tampines Rovers midfielder Syed Firdaus, who has been capped at Under-22 level.


The Lions departed today morning to Ho Chi Minh City for the matches against Vietnam and India on 21 and 24 September respectively.


Singapore Men’s National Team Squad for September 2022

S/N Name Pos Caps Goals DOB Club
1 Hassan Sunny GK 98 0 2-Apr-84 Lion City Sailors
2 Mukundan Maran GK 0 0 21-Jul-98 Hougang United
3 Zaiful Nizam GK 3 0 24-Jul-87 Geylang International
4 Amirul Adli DF 19 0 13-Jan-96 Lion City Sailors
5 Hariss Harun DF 113 11 19-Nov-90 Lion City Sailors
6 Irfan Fandi DF 41 1 13-Aug-97 BG Pathum United (THA)
7 Joshua Pereira DF 0 0 10-Oct-97 Geylang International
8 Nazrul Nazari DF 54 0 11-Feb-91 Hougang United
9 Ryaan Sanizal DF 1 0 31-May-02 Tampines Rovers
10 Ryhan Stewart DF 1 0 15-Feb-00 Chiangmai FC (THA)
11 Adam Swandi MF 14 1 12-Jan-96 Lion City Sailors
12 Hafiz Nor MF 14 2 22-Aug-88 Lion City Sailors
13 Hazzuwan Halim MF 4 0 2-Feb-94 Geylang International
14 Ho Wai Loon MF 2 0 20-Aug-93 Balestier Khalsa
15 M. Anumanthan MF 24 0 14-Jul-94 Lion City Sailors
16 Shah Shahiran MF 5 0 14-Nov-99 Young Lions
17 Shahdan Sulaiman MF 80 6 9-May-88 Lion City Sailors
18 Syed Firdaus Hassan MF 0 0 30-May-98 Tampines Rovers
19 Glenn Kweh FW 3 0 26-Mar-00 Young Lions
20 Ikhsan Fandi FW 31 16 9-Apr-99 BG Pathum United (THA)
21 Ilhan Fandi FW 3 0 8-Nov-02 Albirex Niigata (S)
22 Sahil Suhaimi FW 20 1 8-Jul-92 Hougang United
23 Taufik Suparno FW 3 0 31-Oct-95 Tampines Rovers


Singapore Men’s National Team Fixtures for September 2022

Date Match Competition Time Venue
21 September 2022, Wednesday Vietnam vs Singapore Hung Thinh International Football Tournament 2022 7pm (8pm SGT) Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City
24 September 2022, Saturday Singapore vs India




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