National Team - Lions ● Mar 18, 2021

Tatsuma calls up 24 players for National Team training


Coming from across seven Singapore Premier League clubs, this will be the first time that the squad has gathered in a year and includes seven new call-ups


Tatsuma Yoshida with Christopher Van Huizen at a training session, 3 March 2020


SINGAPORE, 18 MARCH 2021 – Men’s National Team Coach Tatsuma Yoshida has called up 24 players from the AIA Singapore Premier League (SPL) for a series of training sessions later this month.


The sessions will take place from 23 to 27 March and will allow the Japanese tactician, who extended his contract with the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) last month, to run the rule over these local-based players from across seven SPL clubs.


It will be the first time that the Lions will come together since similar sessions were conducted in March last year. In the months that followed, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced our international commitments to be postponed; the team is set to resume action this June when our remaining three Group D matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 are played in Saudi Arabia.


Over the past year, Tatsuma has regularly kept tabs on all of our players and has called up seven of them – Fashah Iskandar, Ryhan Stewart, Lionel Tan, Tajeli Salamat, Nur Adam Abdullah, Saifullah Akbar and Ilhan Fandi – for the first time. In addition, two players – Khairin Nadim and Idraki Adnan – have been invited to take part in the sessions, although they will not be considered official call-ups.


Tatsuma said: “There are three objectives that we aim to achieve during the upcoming sessions. The first is for the players to display a competitive spirit and show the desire to play for Singapore wearing the National Team jersey. Secondly, it is to share our playing philosophy, which is to always be positive, try to attack and play the ball forward. The third is to assess the physical condition and technical ability of all the players.


“I have watched all of these players closely and for the new faces, they have earned their opportunities through good performances. We are always looking out for talent and I hope they can follow the concepts of the National Team. Some of them may be young, but they have good potential.


“I also want to express my appreciation to all the SPL clubs for their cooperation in releasing the players for the sessions, which are important for our preparations for future matches.”


Player list for training sessions from 23 to 27 March 2021

S/N Name Pos Caps Goals DOB Club
1 Fashah Iskandar GK 0 0 6-May-95 Tanjong Pagar United
2 Hassan Sunny GK 85 0 2-Apr-84 Lion City Sailors
3 Syazwan Buhari GK 0 0 22-Sep-92 Tampines Rovers
4 Zaiful Nizam GK 3 0 24-Jul-87 Balestier Khalsa
5 Amirul Adli DF 11 0 13-Jan-96 Lion City Sailors
6 Baihakki Khaizan DF 137 5 31-Jan-84 Tampines Rovers
7 Darren Teh DF 2 0 19-Aug-96 Geylang International
8 Hafiz Sujad DF 41 0 1-Nov-90 Hougang United
9 Lionel Tan DF 0 0 5-Jun-97 Hougang United
10 Madhu Mohana DF 30 0 6-Mar-91 Tampines Rovers
11 Nur Adam Abdullah DF 0 0 13-Apr-01 Lion City Sailors
12 Ryhan Stewart DF 0 0 15-Feb-00 Young Lions
13 Tajeli Salamat DF 0 0 7-Feb-94 Lion City Sailors
14 Christopher Van Huizen MF 4 0 28-Nov-92 Geylang International
15 Farhan Zulkifli MF 0 0 10-Nov-02 Hougang United
16 Saifullah Akbar MF 0 0 31-Jan-99 Lion City Sailors
17 Shahdan Sulaiman MF 64 4 9-May-88 Lion City Sailors
18 Yasir Hanapi MF 37 1 21-Jun-89 Tampines Rovers
19 Faris Ramli FW 56 9 24-Aug-92 Lion City Sailors
20 Gabriel Quak FW 35 5 22-Dec-90 Lion City Sailors
21 Hafiz Nor FW 6 1 22-Aug-88 Lion City Sailors
22 Hazzuwan Halim FW 3 0 2-Feb-94 Balestier Khalsa
23 Ilhan Fandi FW 0 0 8-Nov-02 Young Lions
24 Shawal Anuar FW 10 1 29-Apr-91 Hougang United

Invited players

S/N Name Pos Caps Goals DOB Club
1 Idraki Adnan MF 0 0 13-Mar-99 Hougang United
2 Khairin Nadim FW 0 0 8-May-04 Young Lions





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