Press Releases ● Apr 23, 2018

Squad for Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy Announced


SINGAPORE, 23 APRIL 2018: The Football Association of Singapore today announced the 23-man squad called up by Head Coach Fandi Ahmad for the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy for ASEAN Youth Football Tournament.


The Under-21 players are joined by three over-aged players, including captain Taufiq Muqminin. The team has been drawn in Group B and will face Laos and Cambodia, on 25 and 30 April respectively. Group A will see Timor Leste, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam and Thailand competing to reach the semi-finals which will be played on 2 May 2018. The final will be played on 5 May 2018.


Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy Group Stage

Date Time Match Venue
25 April 2018


8.15pm Laos vs Singapore Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium
30 April 2018


8.15pm Singapore vs Cambodia Track & Field, Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex


Coach Fandi said: “The team has been putting in encouraging performances in the Singapore Premier League thus far, but there is definitely room for improvement. The boys have been working hard in training, even putting in extra hours to do extra training of their own. The team is determined to do well in the tournament, and I have faith that they will put in their all.”


Taufiq said: “It will not be an easy tournament, but I believe the team as ready and we will definitely give our all. By focusing just on football throughout the tournament, it is our opportunity to gel as a team and improve our chemistry on and off the field. Team bonding is key, and I want us to improve together. It is going to be a long journey ahead for us and we want to do well in this this tournament to prove to our fans that we are worthy as the new generation of Singaporean footballers. We want to make them proud because we are donning our national flag on our chest!”


Under-23 National Team Squad List

S/N Name Pos Date of Birth Club
1 Hairul Syirhan Bin Mardan GK 21 Aug 1995 Young Lions
2 Muhammad Adib Nur Hakim Bin Azahari GK 9 Mar 1998 Young Lions
3 Muhammad Zharfan Bin Rohaizad GK 21 Feb 1997 Young Lions
4 Irfan Fandi Ahmad DF 13 Aug 1997 Young Lions
5 Muhamad Rusyaidi Bin Salime DF 25 Apr 1998 Young Lions
6 Muhammad Adam Hakeem Bin Mohamed Nazri DF 17 Mar 1997 Young Lions
7 Muhammad Aniq Bin Iskandar DF 30 Oct 1996 Young Lions
8 Muhammad Nazhiim Bin Harman DF 2 Mar 1999 Young Lions
9 Prakash Raj S/O Nanthakumar DF 11 Jun 1998 Young Lions
10 Taufiq Muqminin Bin Hossain DF 26 Jul 1996 Young Lions
11 Muhammad Syahrul Bin Sazali MF/DF 3 Jun 1998 Young Lions
12 Jacob William Mahler MF 10 Apr 2000 FFA 18
13 Mohammad Sharul Nizam Bin Anwar MF 2 Jun 1997 Young Lions
14 Muhammad Amirul Hakim Bin Onn MF 4 Jun 1998 Young Lions
15 Muhammad Asshukrie Bin Wahid MF 27 Feb 1998 Young Lions
16 Muhammad Hami Syahin Bin Said MF 16 Dec 1998 Young Lions
17 Muhammad Naqiuddin Bin Ahmad Eunos MF 12 Jan 1997 Young Lions
18 Muhammad Zulqarnaen Bin Suzliman MF 29 Mar 1998 Young Lions
19 Joshua Bernard Pereira MF 10 Oct 1997 Young Lions
20 Ikhsan Fandi Ahmad MF 4 Sep 1999 Young Lions
21 Naufal Bin Azman FW 10 Jul 1998 Young Lions
22 Syed Firdaus Bin Syed Hassan FW 27 Mar 1997 Young Lions
23 Mohamed Ifwat Bin Mohamed Ismail FW 27 Mar 1997 Young Lions