National Teams – Age-group ● Oct 21, 2021

Singapore squad announced for AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers


23 players named in final Under-22 Men’s National Team squad for Group H campaign


Jacob Mahler during a training session, 16 October 2021. The defender will captain the U22 squad for the AFC U23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers.


SINGAPORE, 21 OCTOBER 2021 – Singapore Under-22 Men’s National Team Head Coach Nazri Nasir today named the final squad for the upcoming Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers.


Twenty-three players will begin their Group H campaign against Timor-Leste on 25 October 2021. Two more matches, against the Philippines and Korea Republic, will follow over the next six days.


READ: Singapore U22 Men’s National Team Profiles


This final squad was trimmed from a provisional squad of 28 players, which had been undergoing centralised training since early October.


Head Coach Nazri Nasir said: “The coaching staff and I had to make some very difficult decisions with everyone eager to fight for their place. We looked for certain things when deciding on the final squad, in terms of the positions needed as well as the players’ ability, understanding of the game and awareness of our philosophy, which is very important. We also need some physicality because this is the international stage; it has been a while since these boys have competed there and it is a good opportunity for the players to give their best. We have been working on our tactical aspects for most of the past week and now for the upcoming five days, we will focus more on the game-plans for the first game. The mood is good and the players are excited, and I am confident that these players will give their best.”


Assistant Coach Philippe Aw added: “The competition for places was intense and in the end, we chose players that were best for the team; it is not just about having a team of good players, but more importantly to have players who understand the playing principles we have adopted. We are thankful that we are able to participate in this tournament because for two years, our international opportunities have been impacted by COVID-19. It is not going to be easy because we have lacked international exposure but still, it is very important that we go out there and display positive football.”


Captain Jacob Mahler said: “Playing on home soil is an advantage to us but of course, we have to take every game one at a time and get off to a good start. I know our fans will be at the stadium to support us and that will only spur us even more on the field. The boys have worked hard every day, adapting to the playing philosophies and we will go out there to do our best and fight for the country. I personally can’t wait to lead the team out.”



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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. Tickets went on sale on Wednesday and more information can be found at


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 Squad for AFC U23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers

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


AFC U23 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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