National Teams – Age-group ● Aug 30, 2023

U-15 National Development Centre squad announced for Lion City Cup 2023



The Under-15 National Development Centre (NDC) Head Coach Angel Toledano has called up 22 players for the Lion City Cup which is set to return for the 27th edition next month after a seven-year hiatus.


The Young Lions will play against Selangor FC at 8pm this Friday (1 September 2023) in the semi-final round, while Borneo F.C. will meet BG Pathum at 5pm on the same day. The third-place play-off and final will be held two days later. All matches will be played at Jalan Besar Stadium.


Initially comprising of a group of 26 players, the U-15s have been training four times a week since the centralised training started on 14 August 2023 to prepare for the tournament. As part of their preparations, the team also played friendly games, including against the teams of Malaysian side Johor Darul Ta’zim FC U15 and Geylang International U17. The final squad of 22 players was selected on Monday, August 28th, ahead of the team’s first match this Friday. The Lion City Cup will be their first international tournament as a team.


Notably, 15-year-olds Uchenna Eziakor and Nathan Mao are among some of the players to watch out for. Uchenna is among the eight recipients of Unleash The Roar! (UTR)’s first overseas football scholarship, while Nathan made Singapore Premier League history in March this year when he made his professional debut for the Lion City Sailors at the age of 15 years and five days, becoming the youngest-ever footballer to achieve this feat.


Head Coach Toledano will be assisted by Ron Yu, a full-time coach from the UTR! project, and Patrick Paran, Head Coach of the ActiveSG Football Academy U-15 Development Centre team.  All three have been involved in the selection and preparatory phase of the team since August 2023.  A UEFA Pro Licence holder, Toledano’s previous coaching stints include Barcelona’s famed youth academy La Masia, China’s U-23 team, the now-dissolved Chinese Super League side Tianjin Tianhai FC, and the assistant coach of the China U16 team. Most recently, he was the Head Coach of the Singapore U16 Men’s team, where he led the team in last year’s AFC U17 Asian Cup Qualifiers and AFF U-16 Boys Championship.


Ticket sales for all matches of the Lion City Cup 2023 can be purchased via the FAS website ( Grandstand tickets will be priced at $10.00 for adults, and $5 for concession for a single matchday. Each ticket will allow fans to watch both matches per matchday, with each person allowed to purchase a maximum of twelve tickets per transaction, across any category, per matchday.


Fans will enjoy a 20 per cent discount off the full price of standard tickets (both adult and concession respectively) if they purchase a full bundle for both matchdays.


Singapore Under-15 Men’s National Team Squad for Lion City Cup 2023

S/N Name Pos DOB Club School
1 Jarec Ng GK 25-Jan-08 Singapore Sports School
2 Noor Aydrin GK 25-Mar-08 Singapore Sports School
3 Muhammad Luth Harith DF 19-Mar-08 Lion City Sailors Bedok Green Secondary School
4 Ahmad Martin Roslan DF 05-Aug-08 Singapore Sports School
5 Ahmad Ilhan Rizqullah DF 17-Sep-08 Lion City Sailors Marsiling Secondary School
6 Kieran Tan DF 01-Jan-08 Lion City Sailors St. Joseph Institution
7 Muhammad Iliya Naufal DF 06-July-08 Singapore Sports School
8 Shafrel Ariel DF 06-April-08 Singapore Sports School
9 Dani Qalish DF 20-May-08 Lion City Sailors Woodlands Secondary School
10 Damien Chiow DF 01-Mar-08 Geylang International Tanjong Katong Secondary School
11 Andy Reefqy MF 14-July-08 Lion City Sailors
12 Jaden Heng MF 10-Nov-08 Active SG Football Academy Kentridge Secondary School
13 Harith Danish Irwan MF 27-Nov-08 Singapore Sports School
14 Mohammad Nyqil Iyyan MF 26-Jun-08 Singapore Sports School
15 Rae Peh MF 15-Sep-08 Lion City Sailors Victoria School
16 Uday Ghoshal MF 09-Jan-08 Tanjong Pagar United United World College (Tampines)
17 Nathan Mao FW 26-Mar-08 Lion City Sailors Zhonghua Secondary School
18 Uchenna Eziakor FW 17-May-08 Lion City Sailors St. Gabriel Secondary School
19 Aqif Ariyan Saifuddin FW 25-Feb-08 Albirex Niigata (S) Singapore Sports School
20 Sarrvin Raj FW 05-Apr-08 Lion City Sailors Fairfield Methodist Secondary School
21 Jadon Quah FW 20-Apr-08 Lion City Sailors Victoria School
22 Muhammad Helmi FW 31-Jul-08 Albirex Niigata (S) Mayflower Secondary School


Fixtures for Lion City Cup 2023 (Semi-Finals)

Match Date Time Venue
Borneo F.C. vs BG Pathum  

Friday, 1st September 2023




Jalan Besar Stadium

Singapore NDC U-15 vs Selangor FC  





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