National Teams – Age-group ● Mar 16, 2023
Under-22 Squad announced for Merlion Cup 2023
SINGAPORE, 16 MARCH 2023 – Singapore Under-22 Men’s National Team Head Coach Philippe Aw today named a squad of 28 players for the upcoming Merlion Cup 2023.
The players will undergo centralised training from next Monday, 20 March 2023 in preparation for the tournament.
A notable absentee from the squad is Lion City Sailors defender Nur Adam Abdullah, who is forced to sit out due to a shoulder injury sustained during a Singapore Premier League fixture earlier in March.
Back after a three-year hiatus, the Merlion Cup will serve as preparations for the upcoming 2023 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in May.
First introduced in 1982, the invitational tournament became an age-group tournament – specifically for the Under-22 National Teams – as of the 2019 edition.
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Head Coach Aw said: “It’s good for the players to have this exposure and to test themselves against their peers. Crucially, my backroom staff and I will be able to see how well they cope at the international level as we work towards our SEA Games campaign.
“The time afforded during the centralised training will be used to ensure we are defensively solid while being effective in possession. It will also be a good opportunity to integrate the players outside of Young Lions and ensure they understand their roles and responsibilities in our game model.
“Most importantly, we want to prepare the boys so they will put up performances that Singaporeans will be proud of.”
Singapore Under-22 Squad for Merlion Cup
|1||Aizil Yazid||GK||24-Dec-04||Young Lions|
|2||Wayne Chew||GK||22-Oct-01||Young Lions|
|3||Danial Iliya||GK||06-Feb-03||Young Lions|
|4||Adam Reefdy||DF||08-May-04||Young Lions|
|5||Aqil Yazid||DF||09-Jan-04||Young Lions|
|6||Danial Crichton||DF||11-Apr-03||Young Lions|
|7||Ilhan Noor||DF||19-Dec-02||Young Lions|
|8||Bill Mamadou||DF||08-Sep-01||Lion City Sailors|
|9||Raoul Suhaimi||DF||18-Sep-05||Young Lions|
|10||Ryaan Sanizal||DF||31-May-02||Tampines Rovers|
|11||Kieran Teo||DF||06-Apr-04||Young Lions|
|12||Ajay Robson||MF||06-Dec-03||Hougang United|
|13||Amir Syafiz||MF||21-Jun-04||Young Lions|
|14||Andrew Aw||MF||29-Mar-03||Young Lions|
|15||Danish Qayyum||MF||02-Feb-02||Lion City Sailors|
|16||Fairuz Fazli||MF||20-Jan-05||Young Lions|
|17||Fathullah Rahmat||MF||05-Sep-02||Tanjong Pagar United|
|18||Jared Gallagher||MF||18-Jan-02||Young Lions|
|19||Iman Hakim||MF||09-Mar-02||Young Lions|
|20||Elijah Lim||MF||08-May-01||Young Lions|
|21||Ong Yu En||MF||03-Oct-03||Tampines Rovers|
|22||Harhys Stewart||MF||20-Mar-01||Young Lions|
|23||Zamani Zamri||MF||31-May-01||Albirex Niigata (S)|
|24||Jordan Emaviwe||FW||09-Apr-01||Young Lions|
|25||Ryan Praveen||MF||28-May-02||Young Lions|
|26||Abdul Rasaq||FW||16-Jun-01||Lion City Sailors|
|27||Nicky Singh||FW||13-Jun-02||Albirex Niigata (S)|
|28||Syahadat Masnawi||FW||16-Jun-01||Young Lions|
Merlion Cup Fixtures
|Date and time||Match||Venue|
|24 March 2023, Friday, 5pm||Cambodia vs Malaysia||Jalan Besar Stadium|
|24 March 2023, Friday, 8.30pm||Singapore vs Hong Kong|
|26 March 2023, Sunday, 5pm||Third/Fourth|
|26 March 2023, Sunday, 8.30pm||Finals|
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