National Team - Lions ● Dec 18, 2022
Statement on Ikhsan Fandi and Adam Swandi
Adam Swandi (L) and Ikhsan Fandi (R), 17 December 2022
SINGAPORE, 18 DECEMBER 2022 – The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) can confirm that Ikhsan Fandi and Adam Swandi are both ruled out of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 after sustaining knee injuries during yesterday’s international friendly victory against the Maldives.
The pair were taken to hospital for assessment after the match and while their follow-up procedures are still being determined, it is confirmed that both players will not be fully fit in time for the upcoming biennial competition. We wish them a swift recovery and look forward to having them back in national colours soon.
Singapore Men’s National Team Head Coach Takayuki Nishigaya said: “It is very unfortunate that Ikhsan and Adam will not be able to join us for the tournament. Along with the rest of the team, they have worked very hard during our preparation period and I can sympathise with how they are feeling right now. Both of them have very strong mentalities and commitment, and I have no doubt that they will come back stronger.
“I will be assessing my options in terms of the final squad and I am fully confident we have players in the team who can fill in and carry out our plans accordingly; injuries are part and parcel of football and I am confident that with the team spirit in the squad, we can overcome setbacks and continue to focus on doing well in the tournament.”
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