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


S/N Name Pos DOB Club
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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