National Teams – Age-group ● Jul 19, 2022

Singapore set off for AFF Under-18 Women’s Championship




SINGAPORE, 19 JULY 2022 – The Singapore Women’s Under-18 National Team departed for Palembang, Indonesia earlier today to compete in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Under-18 Women’s Championship.


The inaugural edition, to be held from 22 July to 4 August, will involve nine countries. Singapore have been drawn into Group A with Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia and are due to kick off their group stage campaign against the hosts.


Head Coach Chris Yip-Au has named a 25-player squad, who were selected via the identification trials held by the Football Association of Singapore in April this year, as well as from teams playing in the Deloitte Women’s Premier League (WPL). The players then began intensive training and participated in the UEFA Assist Under-17 Girls Competition in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia two months ago as part of their preparations.


Four players named in the squad are already full-fledged Lionesses: midfielder Summer Chong, along with defenders Dhaniyah Qasimah, Siti Nurerwadah Erwan and Nurhidayu Naszri. A handful also have experience from competing in this season’s WPL: Erlysha Qistina Khairil, Nur Adrianna Hazeri, Nur Insyiarah Intikhab Perwaz, Farah Nurzahirah Abdul Fattah (Tanjong Pagar United), Nur Sarah Zu’rishqa Zul’kepli (Albirex Niigata (S)), Dhaniyah (Hougang United), as well as Nasriah Ibrahim and Nurerwadah (Balestier Khalsa).


Yip-Au said: “The return of the WPL has been beneficial to the development of our players, who get important playing minutes. We are also building on our momentum from our stint in Mongolia, where we were able to identify gaps within the team. The experience at the AFF Championship will be a boost for the team’s development as we take on top sides like Vietnam and Thailand.”


Singapore Under-18 Women’s National Team

No. Name DOB Age Pos School
1 Nur Izairida Shakira Binte Muamad Zaini 2-Jun-07 15 GK Jurongville Secondary School
2 Nurul Atiqah Binte Muhamad Salihin 22-Sep-06 15 GK Serangoon Garden Secondary School
3 Nurul Illyanis Binte Muhammad Khairul 27-Jan-07 15 GK Tampines Secondary School
4 Ardhra Arul Ganeswaran 25-Jul-07 14 DF Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary)
5 Dhaniyah Qasimah Binte Zamri Abdullah 7-Jul-04 18 DF Nanyang Polytechnic
6 Elyssa Qistina Binte Mohamad Iqbal 12-Jul-05 17 DF Meridian Secondary School
7 Erlysha Qistina Khairil 26-Jun-05 17 DF Ngee Ann Polytechnic
8 Nadia Binte Mohammad Nuraffendi 14-Apr-06 16 DF Bowen Secondary School
9 Nur Adrianna Binte Hazeri 3-Jul-04 18 DF ITE College Central
10 Siti Nurerwadah Binte Erwan 26-Jun-04 18 DF ITE College East
11 Tasha Foong Po Yui 27-May-05 17 DF ITE College East
12 Ariesa Zahran Binte Junaidi 23-May-06 16 MF Queensway Secondary School
13 Kyra Elise Taylor 19-Jun-06 16 MF Canadian International School Lakeside
14 Nasriah Binte Ibrahim 1-Sep-04 17 MF ITE College East
15 Nur Sarah Zu’risqha Binte Zul’kepli 24-Jul-06 15 MF Woodlands Secondary School
16 Nurhidayu Binte Naszri 16-Mar-04 18 MF ITE College Central
17 Nurzaherra Maisarah Binte Mohamad Rostam 21-Oct-06 15 MF Queensway Secondary School
18 Summer Chong 18-Dec-04 17 MF High Mowing School (USA)
19 Wan Nashirah Binte Wan Mohammed Alam Syah 4-Aug-05 16 MF Queensway Secondary School
20 Aaniya Ahuja 30-Dec-05 15 FW Singapore American School
21 Farah Nurzahirah Binte Abdul Fattah 13-Jan-04 18 FW ITE College Central
22 Josephine Ang Kaile 26-Sep-06 15 FW Huayi Secondary School
23 Nur Insyiarah Intikhab Perwaz 22-Jan-05 17 FW ITE College West
24 Nurul’ Ariqah Binte Mohamed Erwan 25-Apr-05 17 FW ITE College West
25 Zalikha Haidah Binte Abdul Rahman 15-Sep-04 17 FW ITE College Central



AFF Under-18 Women’s Championship Group A Fixtures

Date Match Time (SGT) Venue
Friday, 22 July 2022 Indonesia vs Singapore 8:30pm Gelora Jakabaring Stadium
Sunday, 24 July 2022 Singapore vs Vietnam 4:30pm
Tuesday, 26 July 2022 Thailand vs Singapore 4:30pm
Saturday, 30 July 2022 Singapore vs Cambodia 4:30pm Athletic Field




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