National Team - Lions ● Oct 02, 2019

Zulfahmi Arifin replaces Shakir Hamzah in Lions squad


SINGAPORE, 2 OCTOBER 2019 – Singapore National Team Coach Tatsuma Yoshida today called up Zulfahmi Arifin to replace Shakir Hamzah in the 23-strong squad to face Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan in their third and fourth Group D matches of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 campaign this month.


Kedah FA defender Shakir, 27, has withdrawn from the squad due to injury. Hougang United captain Zulfahmi Arifin, 27, last turned out for the Lions in June this year in a friendly against Myanmar; he has amassed 42 caps and scored one goal for Singapore.


The Lions will play Jordan in an international ‘A’ friendly in Amman on 5 October as preparation for the match against Saudi Arabia on 10 October in Buraidah, before returning home to face Uzbekistan at the National Stadium on 15 October.


The match against Saudi Arabia will be broadcast LIVE online on Mediacorp’s Toggle platform at


The Lions depart Singapore in the morning on 3 October and arrive back on the morning of 12 October.


Singapore Men’s National Team Squad for October 2019

S/N Name Pos Caps Goals DOB Club
1 Hassan Sunny GK 83 0 2-Apr-84 Army United (THA)
2 Izwan Mahbud GK 48 0 14-Jul-90 Nongbua Pitchaya (THA)
3 Zharfan Rohaizad GK 0 0 21-Feb-97 Young Lions
4 Amirul Adli DF 9 0 13-Jan-96 Tampines Rovers
5 Baihakki Khaizan DF 135 5 31-Jan-84 Trat FC (THA)
6 Darren Teh DF 0 0 19-Aug-96 Geylang International
7 Irfan Fandi DF 22 1 13-Aug-97 BG Pathum United (THA)
8 Nazrul Nazari DF 34 0 11-Feb-91 Hougang United
9 Safuwan Baharudin DF 91 11 22-Sep-91 Pahang FA (MAS)
10 Zulqarnaen Suzliman DF 9 0 29-Mar-98 Young Lions
11 Farhan Zulkifli MF 0 0 10-Nov-02 Hougang United
12 Firdaus Kasman MF 7 0 24-Jan-88 Geylang International
13 Hami Syahin MF 1 0 16-Dec-98 Home United
14 Hariss Harun MF 96 10 19-Nov-90 Johor Darul Ta’zim (MAS)
15 Shahdan Sulaiman MF 60 4 9-May-88 Tampines Rovers
16 Yasir Hanapi MF 33 1 21-Jun-89 Tampines Rovers
17 Zulfahmi Arifin MF 42 1 5-Oct-91 Hougang United
18 Fareez Farhan FW 1 0 25-Jul-94 Geylang International
19 Faris Ramli FW 53 9 24-Aug-92 Hougang United
20 Gabriel Quak FW 31 5 22-Dec-90 Warriors FC
21 Hazzuwan Halim FW 0 0 2-Feb-94 Balestier Khalsa
22 Ikhsan Fandi FW 14 6 9-Apr-99 Raufoss IL (NOR)
23 Shawal Anuar FW 7 1 29-Apr-91 Geylang International


National Team Fixtures for October 2019

Date Time Match Venue Ticket Pricing*
Cat 1 Concession
5 October 2019
(12 am SGT)
Jordan vs Singapore Amman International Stadium, Amman, Jordan N.A
10 October 2019


(1 am SGT, 11 Oct, Friday)
Saudi Arabia vs Singapore King Abdullah Stadium, Buraidah, Saudi Arabia
15 October 2019


7.45pm Singapore vs Uzbekistan National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub $15.00 $10.00

Tickets can be purchased at  


Fans who have purchased tickets to watch the Singapore vs Uzbekistan World Cup Qualifier on 15 October 2019 at the National Stadium will be entitled to a 30% discount on either one of the Brazil Global Tour 2019 in Singapore matches. The promotion ends 6 October 2019.

*Abovementioned ticket prices do not include ticketing fees